What do brownies and black beans have in common? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Actually, I don’t really even like black beans, when I go through the line at Chipotle I’m all “pinto please!”, but in the recipe I’m going to share today, you might just be surprised how well black beans complement a good pan of brownies. Read on friends, read on!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day I want to share with you one of my favorite treat recipes. This recipe for fudgey brownies is gluten free and super easy; I love being able to whip up this treat any time I need a chocolate fix. Also, my son loves these brownies! He gobbles them up and thinks I’m the best mom ever for giving him such a delicious treat -now that’s a win!
I did not come up with this recipe, but I have tweaked it just a bit to suit my taste buds, feel free to do the same! A friend of mine gave this to me a few years back and I didn’t get up the guts to try it until recently; I’m so glad I did!
Get your blender out friends, this recipe is as easy as it is delicious. Just throw all the ingredients in the blender, sprinkle with toppings, and bake! In less than an hour you will have a wonderful, healthy treat!
1 Can of Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed Well
1/2 Cup of Honey (I actually use a little less than a full 1/2 cup because these can get pretty sweet)
1/4 Cup of Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/8 tsp of Salt
1 tsp of Vanilla
-Blend all ingredients above and once it’s totally smooth pour mixture into a greased 8×8 or another similarily sized pan.
Unsweetened Cocoa Nut Flakes
Sugar Free (or regular) Chocolate Chips
–Sprinkle any toppings you desire on top of the brownie mix and then bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. They may still be a bit wet even after baking and that’s okay. Just watch the edges, if they’re starting to dry out they’re done!
For real though, never in my wildest dreams would I have believed that brownies and black beans could be such a beautiful duo! I love having a recipe that not only satisfies my need for delectable brownies, but that I can also feed my kids and feel good about. Um plus, brownies for breakfast anyone? With this healthy recipes I say yes!
Love and Kisses,
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