So, this year for my birthday I wanted a healthier treat and have been wanting to try black bean brownies for years and have never done it. So, I found a recipe for my husband to make from minimalistbaker.com They were really good! You could not taste the black beans at all and definitely felt like a treat! I will make again. They did break apart easy so they were a little messy. But, other than that, very good. I think next time I will try them with nuts inside too.
- 15oz can black beans, rinse and drained
- 2 large flax eggs (2.5 tbsp. flax meal + 6 tbsp water)
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup raw sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Optional: crushed nuts or choc chips (we didn’t add anything in this time)
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease muffin pan. Prepare flax egg by combining flax and water in food processor; pulse a few times and then let it sit for a few minutes. Add remaining ingredients besides the optional toppings.
Distribute batter into 12 count muffin pan and smooth the tops with a spoon. Option to sprinkle with crushed nuts or chocolate chips. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tops are dry and edges pull away from the side.
Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan. They are tender so gently remove with a fork. Enjoy!!
Nutrition Info: Per Brownie (12 total): 115 cal, 5g fat, 3g fiber, 8g sugar, 3g protein