People! I am a believer. These flourless brownies with black beans are GOOD. Don't expect them to taste like Martha Stewart's homemade brownies or anything, but you could make these for company and your guests will never know they are healthy. You have to try them. I adjusted the recipe just a little from the original to add baking powder for a more cake-like consistency. Next time I might try to substitute the oil for applesauce, as one of the commenters suggested. Here it is:
Black Bean Brownies
3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking dish.
- Combine the all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a blender; blend until smooth; pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes. Yields 16 brownies.
Total Fat: 5.3 g
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Sodium: 142 mg
Total Carbs: 18.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
Protein: 3.3 g