Okay yall, don't hate it until you try it. I had seen a few things about this black bean brownie concept floating around Pinterest and the blogosphere, and I just had to give it a shot. These brownies are made with black beans instead of flour, so they are super fudgy and just a tad bit healthier. I know it sounds strange, but the black beans really do take on any flavor. I didn't tell Parker about the odd ingredient until he took a bite (Hello! That's half the fun!), and he had no idea these little babies were made with black beans. I also tried them on a girlfriend, and she couldn't believe it either. I really liked these brownies a lot. Parker was a little less keen on them because they had more of a dark chocolate taste thanks to the unsweetened cocoa powder. I encourage you to give these a try. It will probably be the fudgiest brownie you've ever had!
1 (15 oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed well
3 Tbsp canola oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Process the black beans in a food processor until smooth.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients, minus the chocolate chips, and process again until smooth.
4. Mix in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and pulse a few times until chocolate chips are incorporated.
5. Pour your batter into a greased 8x8 baking dish and spread around the pan until smooth.
6. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips on top of the batter.
7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test. Let cool before cutting.