Take a look at this picture and tell me if youthink this resembles a brownie. I think not.
These are one of the “black bean brownie” recipes that are floating around. Normally, I don’t like to confuse health food with dessert. Never the twain shall meet for me. When refusing to buy some non-food food item like purple applesauce or “fruit snacks” (I love that fruit is even in the name), I tell my kids that we eat real food at meals so we can enjoy junk food for junk food.
Well, that works for one of them…because he actually eats the real food. The other one? Not so much. So, yes, I am trying to sneak some good foods (and fiber!) into his diet. I thought I would give these a shot. Who doesn’t love brownies?
I don’t know what happened. They boiled and boiled in the oven and never seemed to become the least bit brownie like. I finally took them out and chilled them. Forever. Still goo. If you have any clues, let me know. Meanwhile, I will probably fold this into some ice cream or something. I added some oat bran and raisins to Alton Brown’s chocolate chip cookies. I will post those results another time.
Black Bean Brownies (from allrecipes.com)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8×8 square baking dish.
- Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and instant coffee in a blender; blend until smooth; pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.