Black Bean Brownies
You read that correctly — these rich, chocolately brownies have fantastic flavor, unexpected ingredients and are easy to make. The cameo appearance of black beans add a boost of protein and fiber.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
2. In a food processor, combine the black beans, sugar and oil and blend until smooth. Add cocoa, banana, coffee and vanilla and blend again.
3. Scrape mixture into large mixing bowl. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Stir in nuts, if using.
4. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely then refrigerate several hours before cutting.
|Source||Recipe adapted by Carolyn Minckler, Bastyr University dietetic intern, from Robin Roberson, "Vegan on the Cheap," 2010.|
1 hour, 15 minutes