I’m re-posting this dessert from 2012, updating the recipe and picture. I made these last night and was reminded how awesome they are! The kids couldn’t get enough.
I’ve been wanting to try this recipe I found on the Meal Makeover Mom’s blog for some time now. I don’t usually “healthify” dessert but these sound so intriguing. I have to admit, my chocolate-loving husband was skeptical.
Me: Should I make black bean brownies?
Hubs: Do what you want, but I probably won’t eat them
Me: Will you at least try them?
So I made them before dinner but the meal I was making took longer than planned so I took a bite of one. Then my husband took a bite and he kept going back for more!
Everyone loved these, including Little D, who is taking after his Dad’s love of chocolate. These lasted less than 24 hours. They are not as rich as regular brownies but pretty darn good.
Anyone else make something like this?
- 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons oil
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch salt
- ⅔ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- Pulse the beans in a food processor until smooth. Add the eggs, oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt and process until smooth. Add ⅓ cup of the chips and pulse a few times until the chips are blended in.
- Pour the batter into the pan and smooth with a spatula, and sprinkle with the remaining ⅓ cup chocolate chips.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan before cutting.
Thanks Meal Makeover Moms!