Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

I know I said I would lay off the brownie recipes for awhile.  Well, I lied.

I am choosing this recipe to be my inaugural submission over at Ricki’s Blog Diet, Dessert and Dogs for her Wellness Weekend. I always get such amazing ideas and find new blogs though her Wellness Weekend but have not submitted anything of my own. Mostly because….I always forget! I am ending that trend today.

Yield: approximately 12 brownies

Ingredients:

1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup hot water

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup coconut nectar

1/4 cup coconut oil (liquefied)

2 packets stevia

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 medium banana (no brown spots)

1 cup brown rice flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon instant coffee or coffee substitute

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons coconut flour

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. In a high-powered blender, blend together black beans, hot water, vanilla extract, coconut nectar, coconut oil, stevia and banana.

3. Add remaining ingredients and blend until just combined, stirring if necessary.Pour batter into a pre-greased 8×8″ pan. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40minutes, or until middle bounces back when pressed. Brownies will harden more as they cool. Allow to cool nearly completely before cutting.

Comments

  1. Allison says

    I just made these and they are the BEST black bean brownies I have ever made! I’m so happy I finally found a recipe that you don’t taste the black beans! THANK YOU!

  2. Connie Gibson says

    I realize its been a while since you posted this rather unusual recipe, but it really caught my attention for the following reasons: first, my sister-in-law serves bean treats based on Japanese custom, and second, I have been enjoying a recently posted Whole Foods recipe called Coco Banana Coconut Snack Cake that seems to have the same basic ingredients as your recipes (just not vegan). For the bean brownies, am I correct that the sweetness comes from merely two stevia packets (small portions) and possibly the coconut nectar (???). Guess I need to investigate what exactly coconut nectar serves. Then there’s the banana (multiple purposes?). Thanks for your time.

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