Please note: my own recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies are now posted here.
These are not my recipe.
Thanksgiving dinner is over and I know you’re probably stuffed full of delicious, vegan goodness. You’re on Day 2 of leftovers and you swear you’re not eating again until Christmas. But if you’ve got just a little bit of room left somewhere in your tummy, you MUST try these incredible Black Bean Brownies.
Yes, I said brownies made out of black beans. No flour, no eggs, no dairy, no gluten. Just chocolatey, rich, ooey-gooey decadence. And so simple to make, you can whip these up whenever you have the urge for something that only tastes sinful.
This is NOT my recipe. This recipe was generously shared by my friend Jess on Facebook and she also generously granted me permission to share it here (thanks Jess!).
I made my Black Bean Brownies into a pie because my square baking pan was otherwise in use (for my cornbread) and all I had left was a round pie pan. Different shape, same deliciousness. And remember, I don’t even like chocolate or dessert but I love these!
And the best part? Serve them to your kids, to your husband, to your company but don’t tell them about the black beans! Let them ooh and aah over how incredibly chocolately they taste and then, if you want, hit them with the truth and watch their reactions: What? Black beans? Like in enchiladas? Huh? Nah, you’re joking! Can I have another one? 🙂
Black Bean Brownies
2 cups cooked black beans or 1-15 oz can
3/4 cup banana or apple sauce (I used banana)
1/3 cup melted vegan butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup sugar or 1/2 cup agave (I used 1/2 cup raw turbinado sugar and 1/3 cup agave)
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
Blend all ingredients except the chocolate chips and walnuts, if using, until smooth. Pour the batter into a greased 8″x8″ glass baking dish. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and work them into the batter. Same for walnuts, if using. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Let cool. Transfer to the refrigerator so it can set better and taste even richer. Cut into squares. Enjoy!
The “V” Word: Say it. Eat it. Live it.