Black Bean Brownies
I once tried a black bean brownie in New York and enjoyed it so much that I started experimenting with recipes myself. My version is quite light, but the medjool dates give it sweetness and make it nice and chewy. I hope you enjoy these brownies as much as I do! Happy prepping!
Approx. 15 minutes
Approx. 12 brownies
The brownies keep for 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge
Oven-proof dish 20 x 15 cm
Food processor (recommended) or blender
100 g (3.5 oz.) black beans, cooked & drained
2 biodynamic eggs
110 g (4 oz.) applesauce, unsweetened
250 g (9 oz.) Medjoul dates (approx. 9 dates)
1/2 tsp vanilla powder, unsweetened
4 tbsp cacao powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
a pinch of sea salt
60 g (2 oz.) dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao)
Cooking the beans from dried? Soak the dried beans for about 12-24 hours and cook in water for about 90 minutes with a pinch of Celtic sea salt. You can keep the remainder of the cooked beans in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Add them to a Mexican avo-chili bowl, for example.
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350 F)
2. Beat the eggs until airy.
3. Remove the pits from the dates.
4. Combine the baking soda and the apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Stir well.
5. Add the dates, apple sauce, vanilla powder, cacao powder, sea salt, beaten eggs, black beans and the baking soda/vinegar mixture to a food processor (recommended) or blender. Blitz until fully combined.
6. Roughly chop the chocolate.
7. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and add the chocolate. Stir to combine.
8. Line the oven-proof dish with parchment paper, transfer the batter to the dish and smooth the top using a spatula. Place in the oven for 40-45 minutes (depending on your oven).
9. Test for doneness by inserting a fork or skewer into the brownies - if it comes out clean, the brownies are done. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before cutting into pieces. Enjoy!
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