Wha?? Delicious brownies made with black beans? Yes! These exist.
And they were really good. Most people couldn’t tell these were black beans. I got the recipe from Baker on the Rise.
Here it is:
Black Bean Brownies
Yield: 8×8 pan of brownies
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil or coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
2. Place the black beans in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Process until smooth. Add 1/4 cup of the chips and pulse a few times until the chips are mixed in. It starts out like this, but then gets smooth…
4. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan before slicing into 2-inch squares.
If it did it all over again (which I will), I would add 1 teaspoon of espresso powder to bring out the chocolate taste. Yum. I also used the regular semi-sweet chocolate chips and it was just as tasty.