Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Black Bean Brownies

I know what you are thinking....beans and brownies should not be in the same sentence! I have to say that this one sort of made me a little sick at the thought of putting beans in a blender, however, to my shock and delight this is a really great way to get some added protein in a healthy way and give you a new outlook on the past "fat filled" version of this tasty treat.
Check it out!!

3/4 cup cooked black beans
1/2 cup of olive oil
2 eggs
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup Stevia ( can use sugar but you add extra unwanted calories)
1 teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso grounds
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (the darker the better) divided
1/3 cup oat flour ( can use all purpose if that is all you have)
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x9 pan with non stick cooking spray. In a blender puree the beans and olive oil. Add the eggs, cocoa, stevia, coffee,vanilla,and 1/2 of the chocolate chips. Blend. Add the flour, baking powder,and salt. BLEND. Then add the walnuts and remaining chips and scrape the sides of blender, mix gently a few seconds. 
Pour into pan and bake 20 min.

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