Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
I've had chocolate on my mind. It's a bad habit but there's no way I'm willing to give it up!
I've seen different versions of black bean cakes and brownies all over the internet but the two biggest problems I had with the recipes I came across was they either barely had any black beans or all black beans but the texture didn't look quite as appealing and most recipe's called for about 2/3 to 1 cup sugar more then what I had used!
So last night in my brownie craving state I decided I was going to come up with a black bean brownie recipe with more beans but a traditional fudgy brownie texture and to try and reduce the sugar down.
Let me tell you these are fabulously chocolaty and fudgy! Score!
I think the first bite I might have been able to taste a hint of the black beans but by the second I really couldn't tell.
Colt and the kids said these are some of the best brownies ever and when I told them I loaded them with black beans for protein and fiber Colt asked,"Are you pulling my leg?" He said he really couldn't tell so the black bean taste in the first bite might be all in my head.
I am so very critical of the recipes I make and pass on to you because I know these are being fed to your husbands, wives, kids, families and friends.
Now go makes some fabulously Fudgy Black Bean Brownies!
They really are divine!
Grease a 9"x 13" pan with butter. Dust with cocoa powder.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Your pan will look like this. Set aside.
In a food processor or a powerful blender puree black beans until smooth.
Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed to make sure all beans are smooth.
Fit a large heat safe bowl over a pan of boiling water. Add pureed black beans, butter and chocolate chips. Stir with a whisk until butter and chocolate are melted and smooth.
Be careful of the bowl since it will become hot!
It will look like this. Remove from heat.
Stir in brown sugar until smooth.
Add eggs 1 at a time. Mixing until fully combined until all 4 eggs have been added.
In a large bowl add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and sea salt. Mix until combined.
Pour melted chocolate/black bean mixture into dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
Add nuts and additional chocolate chips and pour into prepared pan.
I forgot to take a picture I guess so well will just pretend. Smooth the top of brownies using a spatula and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Enjoy with a glass of milk!
Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
Fudgy Black Bean BrowniesPrep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Yield: 16-24 Brownies dependent on how large they are cut.
- 15 ounce Canned Black Beans, Rinsed And Drained Or 1 3/4 cup Cooked Black Beans
- 1/2 cup Butter, Plus More For Greasing Pan
- 1 1/2 cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 4 whole Eggs
- 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder, Plus Additional For Dusting Pan
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 cup Chopped Nuts (Optional)
- 1/2 cup Semi Sweet Or Dark Chocolate Chips (Optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 9"x 13" pan with butter. Dust with cocoa powder.
- In a food processor or a powerful blender puree black beans until smooth, scraping the sides of bowl as needed.
- Fit a large heat safe bowl over a pan of boiling water. Add pureed black beans, butter and 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips. Stir with a whisk until butter and chocolate are melted and smooth. Be careful of the bowl since it will become hot! Remove from heat.
- Stir brown sugar and vanilla into chocolate mixture until smooth.
- Add eggs 1 at a time. Mixing thoroughly between additions until all 4 eggs have been added.
- In a large bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and sea salt. Mix until combine.
- Add chocolate mixture into flour mixture and stir until just combined.
- Stir in nuts and chocolate chips if desired.
- Pour into prepared baking pan and smooth the top of brownies using a spatula.
- Bake brownies for 30 minutes. The might appear under done but will continue to bake in the pan after removed from oven.
- Allow to cool.