Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

I would have probably raised my eyebrow had it been mentioned that black beans would be a healthy alternative ingredient to flour in brownies. It would have been difficult to imagine.  Obviously I am behind in the baking times…Not anymore. I am a believer. With the rise in sensitivity to gluten it has become known that bean flour or in this case A Can of BEANS is a good alternative to white flour for cakes, muffins and BROWNIES!

The jackpot has been won with this one bowl, one pan delight.  I love to bake when I don’t have to think too hard, and when dessert has an opportunity to be enjoyed as a guilt-free pleasure.

Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownies
Serves 10
Recipe from Rebecca Andexler

Ingredients
1 can (15-ounces) Black Beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons butter
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 piece of parchment paper
Butter, softened for greasing pan
Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.  Line 8″X 8″X 2″ baking pan with parchment paper and grease with butter
3.  Combine Black Beans, chocolate chips, flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs, butter and vanilla extract in bowl of food processor.
4.  Secure food processor lid and blend until mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes.
5.  Spread batter evenly into prepared baking pan, using rubber spatula to scrape batter from bowl.  If desire, sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts evenly over top.
6.  Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of brownie comes out clean.
7.  Remove pan from oven and allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Enjoy!

32 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

  1. Hi Velva!I too have been curious about using black beans in baking. I've seen a few recipes but haven't actually \”known\” anyone that tried it. Now that you have posted this and I can see it from your perspective, I am more inclined to give them a try. I am soooooo saving this and will also be pinning it! They look awesome! Thank you so much for sharing, Velva…

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  2. Interesting to see black beans in a brownie, as Chris mentioned above, my brain doesn't accept it. Funny, because we make black bean candies and black bean atole. I need to try them.

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  3. Wow!! I can't even imagine their taste!! Your brownies look good!! And I love black beans with onions and cheese! Should be more healthy for you as well with the extra fiber!! Instead of dessert – this can be my protein :-}}}}}

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  4. I can't thank you enough for posting this recipe Velva! They were absolutely delicious!!! Thank you again for sharing. Mine didn't come out as appetizing as yours but they sure are.were yummy!!! Thanks again, Velva…If you get a chance, pop by for a look:)

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