Yes, you read that correctly. Beans and chocolate. All right, all right, all right! Bizarre combo...maybe. Does it work..absolutely! For the cynics....there will be no bean flavor in this chocolatey goodness. My daughter gobbled these up, and when I tried to tell her I made them using black beans, she laughed and thought I was joking.
You might be skeptical, but I promise you, you will not be disappointed, and you will amaze your friends! Just don't tell them until after they try them.
Black Bean Flourless Brownies
1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
3 tablespoon grapeseed oil (or other vegetable oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
handful of chocolate chips for topping
Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease an 8x8 baking dish;
Place all ingredients, except the chocolate chips in a food processor, and blend until smooth;
Pour batter into greased baking dish, and top with chocolate chips;
Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick/knife comes out clean from the center;
Let cool on a cooling rack for 30 minutes before serving.
Don't say I didn't warn you. These brownies are yum!