Thursday, October 6, 2011

Black Bean Banana Brownies

I've experimented with many black bean brownie recipes and this is my absolute favorite. It produces moist brownies with dense texture and full rich chocolate flavor. The banana adds an additional twist of sweetness and interest of flavor that's unbelievable. These are so healthy and have to try them!

Since these are made with black beans, they are perfect for a snack as the protein really fills you up keeps you going. I've also sweetened them with stevia so you won't get a sugar crash! :)

1 can black beans
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 large ripe banana
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 teaspoon pure white stevia powder (or to taste)
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon coconut oil, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven 325 degrees. Rinse black beans. Place beans, oats and banana in a food processor. Pulse several times to break mixture down. Add applesauce, stevia, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla to food processor. Pulse several times to mix well. Add cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt to food processor and mix until batter is completely mixed and broken down. Carefully remove blade from processor and gently fold walnuts and chocolate chips into batter if using. Pour batter into a lightly greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until center is firm.


DJ! said...

Black beans in a brownie? Definitely gonna save this. I love brownies! Now I won't feel so bad after I eat one...or all of them. Can't wait to try thanks :)

Annette de la Cruz said...

I am soooo excited to have found your blog girl! Haven't seen you in several weeks...can't wait to try this recipe!