So what do you do when you’re in the middle of your fitness challenge but craviiinnnnng some sweet desserts? You probably just cheat on your diet don’t ya?
Well, what if I shared a recipe that will satisfy your sweet cravings AND fit into your diet as well?
I got this recipe from chocolatecoveredkatie.com, and its soooo yummy!!!
I made a bag of black beans earlier that week and literally ONE bag makes like a gallon of beans. Seriously, I had soooo many beans. I didn’t know what to do with them.
I searched for ways I can use the beans and found this GEM:
Black Bean Brownies Recipe:
1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining)
2 tbsp cocoa powder (10g)
1/2 cup quick oats (40g) (See nutrition link below for substitutions)
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave (or honey, but not for strict vegans.) (75g)
pinch uncut stevia OR 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)
– I used splenda
1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil (40g) (See nutrition link for substitution notes)
– I used coconut oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (115-140g) (Not optional. Omit at your own risk.)
optional: more chips, for presentation
Total Time: 15m
Yield: 9-12 brownies
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Really blend well. (A blender can work if you absolutely must, but the texture—and even the taste—will be much better in a food processor.) Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan. Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top. Cook the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut. If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up!
And wah-la! Soooo yummy! I let my brother and sister try the brownie without telling them my secret, and they loved it.