Black beans…..in my brownies?

Good afternoon friends!

Molly and I had a girls night last night.  LJ was away for work, so our night consisted of painting nails, watching, TV, and chewing on bones (more Molly than me).   After dinner I started craving something sweet.  While LJ craves salty things such as chips…..my weakness is sweets.  I blame this on my mom, grandmothers and great grand-mother always making delicious baked goods!

My craving came just in time…..because I happened to have all the ingredients for black bean brownies AND I hadn’t done a blog post in awhile (Sorry).  This recipe came from another food blog and was introduced to me by one of my friends.  When I first made them I was curious as to whether they would taste good or not and if they’d end up with a weird texture…..but they really are DELICIOUS!  Even LJ liked them!  This is the perfect way to sneak in some fiber, protein, and make your brownies low-fat!  I actually made them at our super bowl party last year.  I didn’t tell our guests what was in them until the end of the night.  They were definitely a hit!

What you’ll need:

Print Recipe Here

Blender

15.5 oz can black beans ( your normal can)

3 large eggs

3 tablespoons canola oil

1/4 cup cocoa powder

2/3 cup white sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup milk chocolate (or dark chocolate) chips.  These are not pictured because I didn’t have any.  But they are delicious in the brownies….so I recommend adding them!

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First pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.  Spray square brownie pan with non-stick spray and set aside.  Make sure you rinse the black beans VERY well.

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Combine everything in blender except the chocolate chips.

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Blend together until smooth.  You may need to use a spatula to scrape the sides.

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Pour batter into pan, sprinkle chocolate chips on top and bake for 30-32 minutes, or until knife comes out clean.

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Enjoy!!!

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