Pipe Dream #270: To Be a Heartbreaker – Black Bean Brownies

bb brownies 3

There is nothing about these that is not to love.

1) They have hearts on them.

2) They are GF for all ya GF friends.

3) They are actually healthy, but taste treatful.

4) They are simple-blend and bake.

5) They give you amazing credibility in the miracle business. The main ingredient is black beans, ok? What is that even?

Ok, let’s revise. There are five things to love about these brownies. They aren’t the most ridiculous chocolate fudginess of brownie wonder you’ve ever experienced, but given the above list of pros, I would say you’re doing pretty well for yourself.

bb brownies 1

Optional add-ins are endless. Stir in chocolate chips after the batter is blended or spread the finished product with peanut butter. I chose to top mine with white chocolate M&Ms, but warning, they kind of soaked up brownie moisture and looked awful the next day. All cracked and bleeding, like a broken heart.

Don’t do that to me.

bb brownies 2

bb brownies 4

Heart-breakin,’

L

Black Bean Brownies

Adapted from Chocolate-Covered Katie

  • 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted) or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips + additional for topping

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor or blender, and blend until completely smooth. Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan. Add additional chocolate chips or M&Ms on top. Cook the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before cutting. Makes 9-12 brownies.

Advertisements

1 Response to “Pipe Dream #270: To Be a Heartbreaker – Black Bean Brownies”



  1. 1 Pipe Dream #283: To Jive Green – Fudgy Frosted Avocado Brownies | piping dreams Trackback on July 24, 2014 at 9:06 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,947 other followers

Lane Cake

Chocolate Clementine Marquise

Spicy Chai Biscotti

Red Wine Pear Trifles

Coconut Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peach Cobbler

Clementine Ginger Tequila Sunrise

S’mores Cake with Malted PB Frosting

Lemon Mousse Crepe Cake

Strawberry Shortcake

Nectarine Brown Butter Upside Down Cake

Raspberry Espresso Fudge Cake

Cherry Clafoutis

Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

Banoffee Pie

Blueberry Bourbon Bread Pudding

Pink Sprinkle Cupcakes

Grapefruit Yogurt Loaf

No-Bake Nests

Butter Pecan Shortbread

Black Garlic Herb Bread

Pumpkin Chiffon Torte

Maple Pecan Brown Butter Cupcakes


%d bloggers like this: