Thanks to Happy Herbivore for this interesting recipe! Although i’m not a vegan I have heard others rave about this recipe so I thought I would give it a try. These brownies are quite good and offer a great way to get a chocolate fix and boost your protein intake! I added walnuts instead of oats for even more protein. I also cheated a little and added whipped cream and chocolate sauce to make them even more delicious (although not vegan anymore!). Enjoy!
Black Bean Brownies Recipe
Dense, fudge-y and ultra-healthy, these brownies are a great alternative to traditional brownies! It’s amazing how they taste like chocolate and fudge and not beans! Chef’s Notes: Rolled oats run through the food processor may substituted for the instant oats. Use optional sugar if your bananas are still green and not very ripe.
- 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 whole bananas
- ⅓ cup agave nectar
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup raw sugar (optional)
- ¼ cup instant oats
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8×8” pan and set aside. Combine all ingredients, except oats, in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, scrapping sides as needed. Stir in the oats and pour batter into the pan. Bake approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing. Chef’s Note: if you find these brownies are too soft or too fudge-y, add another 1/4 cup oats or flour.