The recipe this week was suggested to me by my friend Kate...these brownies are super easy to make, and not only yummy, but have a great fudge-y, chewy texture...even though their main ingredient is black beans!
- 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 large eggs
- 1/3 cup melted butter, more for the baking dish
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon
- gluten-free vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cane sugar
- 1/2 cup gluten-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch baking pan. Place the black beans, eggs, melted butter, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove the blade and gently stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Bake the brownies for 30 to 35 minutes, or until just set in the center. Cool before cutting into squares.
And you can definitely replace the butter with coconut oil, chocolate chips for vegan and add some unsweetened coconut -- if you want to make them dairy free!
Per serving (1 brownie/about 2oz/60g-wt.): 160 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 50mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 17g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 4g protein