Low Fat Vegan Black Bean Brownies

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

Servings: 9

Description:

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.

Ingredients:

  • 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 whole bananas
  •  cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup raw sugar (optional)
  • ¼ cup instant oats

Instructions:

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.

Recipe from : http://happyherbivore.com/2009/05/vegan-blackbean-brownies/

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