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.
Thanks so so SO much Leslie! I'm going to try these this weekend with Splenda (to continue my sugar fast of course). If they hit the spot I might consider going for a month!ReplyDelete
No problem, Tessa! I hope you like them. But they're so easy what's not to like?ReplyDelete
Wow, black beans?! That sounds amazing...and MUCH healthier than your average batch of brownies haha And I'm with you, I wouldn't mind the dark chocolate flavor at all--in fact, I'd prefer it! Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
Don't you just love these? I made a similar recipe a few years back and was intrigued by how great they were. Didn't miss the flour in the least bit.ReplyDelete
wow, yummy brownies :DReplyDelete