March 15, 2014

Black Bean Brownies...


I'm not one to stray from traditional baking.
I like butter & chocolate & full cream.
But long story short… Mumma's making some changes to her food intake.
Baby pounds are making themselves a bit too 'at home'.
Sooooo, thought I'd try this suggested recipe because I'm jonesing big time for a chocolate treat!

Just try it before you screw up your nose.
Honest, its awesome!


1 tsp butter (for pan greasing)
3/4 cup cooked (or canned) black beans
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp instant coffee or espresso (optional)
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup icing sugar (for dusting)

Preheat oven to 325 - 350 depending on your oven.
Grease a pie dish or a 9x9 square baking pan.
Blend together beans, and oil.  Add eggs, cocoa, sugar, coffee, and vanilla.
Melt half of the chocolate chips and add to the mixture, blend until smooth.
In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt.  Fold into the blended ingredients. Stir in the other half of the chocolate chips & pour into baking dish.
Bake until the top looks matte around the edges and still a bit shiny in the middle (~18 - 20 mins).
Let cool.
Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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