Black Bean . . . what? Yes. Brownies. You won't believe this when I tell you, but it's true. These brownies are made with a can of black beans rather than flour. And, to be quite frank, they taste pretty dang good. My favorite thing about them was the texture--they were so smooth and rich, it was almost like they had pudding in them or something. Delish.
The whole concept behind these brownies (I believe) was to find something that was gluten free but still had the text and texture of a typical brownie. For the most part, I think this recipe pulls it off.
The taste is not as as sweet as a typical brownie--it is more of a bittersweet or dark chocolate flavor. I'm okay with that, actually.
|You start by pureeing your can of black beans until they are smooth.
|Then you add your oil, vanilla, eggs, baking powder, and sugar. My favorite part about these brownies is that they are done totally in your food processor (more on my love of my food processor later)!
|And what you end up with is a rich, chewy, somewhat healthy brownie. Weird, right?
I found the recipe here along with some other "family friendly" type recipes if you're looking.