Guilt-free Fudge Brownies Recipe
By thesweetestvegan on May 19, 2012
Brownies have always been on of my favorite sweet treats. Not to get all nostalgic, I remember making them with my Mom as a little girl. We would always use the box mixes though, but they were sugary sweet and delicious. I would eat brownie a la mode (with ice cream), con leche (different language, with milk), or just plain. Chocolate is not my favorite sweet and neither is cake, but brownies, made right, are just something I could not and can not resist. After finding much success hiding beets in red velvet cake (http://youtu.be/5_0n1AmCTLo), black beans in brownies do not sound bad at all.
Vegan & Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe
Yields: 9 servings
15 ounces canned black beans, drained and rinsed
2 whole bananas (regular size)
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease an 8 by 8 inch pan.
Place black beans, bananas, agave nectar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
Move the wet ingredients to a large mixing bowl and fold in oats; as well as walnuts and chocolate chips if you opted for the extra fun.
When the oats, and other ingredients, are evenly distributed throughout the batter, pour the brownie batter into the prepared square pan.
Bake black bean brownies for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow the brownies to cool in pan on a before slicing. You may have to employ a protection system to keep you family and friends, or yourself, from devouring too soon.
This vegan, healthy, gluten free, oh so magnificent black bean brownies recipe was adapted from Happy Herbivorehttp://happyherbivore.com/recipe/vegan-blackbean-brownies/
Other Black Bean Brownies Video Recipes:
DitchingDiets Black Bean Brownies
YoyoMax12 Black Bean Blender Brownies (Gluten Free)
RocyBarragan Chocolate Black Bean Brownies
About The Dessert A Day Project: After 20 years of continuous education, I want nothing more than to eat and play in sugar everyday. I mean, combine my love of health, pastry art, and digital media into one big creative outlet. The Dessert A Day Project is a 365 day personal and vegan food challenge to me, my hopes, my dreams, and my mental and physical health . I may win, I may lose, but there is only one way to find out.
About The Sweetest Vegan: After making the weight loss, turned healthy lifestyle, decision to go vegan, I became frustrated that I had to miss out on my beloved desserts. After searching, far and wide for tasty vegan sweets, I was often met with disappointment. I decided to take matters into my own hands and learn how to make my own vegan desserts. After becoming pretty good at the craft, if I must say so myself, I wanted to share my passion with the people of YouTube and the Internet. Although Vegan Dessert Vlogger was never on the results of my career quiz, I have found a future in my love of all things sweet and most things healthy. Through persistence, dedication, oven burns, and fallen cakes, I have earned full privileges of the YouTube Partnership Program and crowned one of YouTube's Next Chefs. I am YouTube's Vegan Pastry Chef. http://thesweetestvegan.com/about-the-sweetest-vegan/