FUDGY FLOURLESS BLACK BEAN BROWNIES

GUYS. Today was huge. I am so excited.

My lovely brother (who normally refuses to go near any of my healthy baking) actually ate these. AND HE LIKED THEM. mini wave in celebration of me (if you understood that Friends reference then you are my favorite)

I had seen lots of recipes for black bean brownies floating around the internet but to be honest I sort of looked the other way. I’m not the biggest fan of black beans (but I am a fan of brownies) and I sure as hell wasn’t going to let the flavour of black beans overpower the deliciousness of brownies.

Well, I’ll be the first to admit that I was wrong. BOY. was I wrong. These do not taste like beans. They taste like dense, fudgy, yummy brownies and you need to make them ASAP.

Not only are they delicious, but they are packed with fibre and protein to keep you feeling full for longer. They are also refined sugar and grain free! The combination of fibre and protein with unrefined sugar slows the rate that your blood sugar spikes meaning sustained energy for longer, lowered inflammation and increased fat burning.

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These are my friend’s nails. I make her come over to hand model for me.

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aaand these are my nails. You see why I keep her around.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 and 3/4 cups cooked black beans, drained (or one can of black beans rinsed and drained)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp organic vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt 

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line an 8″ by 8″ baking dish with parchment paper
  • In a food processor, blend the beans until smooth, slowly pouring in the coconut oil.
  • Once the black beans and cocunut oil are smooth and mixed, transfer mixture to large bowl.
  • Beat in the eggs, add the honey, cacao powder, vanilla, and sea salt.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared pan and bake for 25-35 minutes or until the brownies are set when you touch the centre. When they are done the top may crack slightly.
  • Cool and cut into squares. Then, eat them all. Yes that is an actual step.

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