Black Bean Brownies, I had wanted to give this a try, just to know how black beans would taste in a brownie. I checked out a couple of recipes and finally settled down with this one from here. She has not used butter but coconut oil, I have used vegetable oil and maple syrup instead of sugar. It's very simple to make, just blending together all the ingredients and baking. The brownies were on the denser side, nobody would be able to make out that it has been made with black beans. Now coming to the verdict, I would still prefer my flour brownies, and I have figured out an eggless and whole wheat flour brownies which turned out too good ( will post them soon ), but definitely these are healthy brownies, and also, I am thinking, that I can make them even better by increasing the cocoa powder a little, will try out and update..
Need To Have
- Soaked And Cooked Black Beans - 11/2 cup
- Cocoa Powder - 2 tablespoons
- Quick cooking Oats - 1/2 cup
- Vanilla Extract - 2 teaspoons
- Maple Syrup - 1/3 cup
- Brown Sugar - 2 tablespoons
- Vegetable Oil - 1/4 cup
- Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
- Baking Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips - 1/2 cup
Take all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a blender and blend it well. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Take it out in a greased baking pan ( 8 x 8 ), spread some more chocolate chips on the top and bake it at 190 C for about 20 minutes. Let it cool for about 10 minutes, then slice it and remove them.
The original recipe says that a food processor would work better than a blender.
Also after baking and cooling, if you still have a problem slicing them, then it can be refrigerated and then cut, but I didn't have the problem.
These black bean brownies are gluten free, if you make sure the oats, baking powder are all gluten free.