Dessert,  Plant Based

Black Bean Brownie

It’s brownie time!

Rich, moist and chocolate flavor sounds like heaven to me.

Thanks to the black beans, these brownies pack some serious nutrients like fiber, protein, and iron that you wouldn’t normally get from the traditional brownie.

And the best part is they don’t taste like beans at all. So if you are afraid to try it because you are not a big fan of beans, don’t worry you won’t notice them.

Instead of using canned black beans you can use dry beans which take a longer time to take but are a healthier alternative to the canned ones. Use around 1.5-2 cups of dry black beans to substitute
1 can.

These brownies are irresistible! Make them as a snack for yourself and your family (kids love them!) or bring it over for family and friends gathering, every reason is good!

If you try any of these recipes, let me know! Take a picture and tag it #theblissfulplate on Instagram!

Black Bean Brownie

Vegan, Plant Based

 1 can black beans
 ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
 3 oz cacao nibs
 ½ cup blue agave/maple syrup
 ¼ cup cacao powder
 ½ cup whole wheat flour
 ½ tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp cinnamon
 ¼ tsp baking soda
 ¼ tsp salt

1

Preheat oven to 350F.

2

In a food processor combine beans, applesauce, and cacao nibs. Process until smooth. Add blue agave, cacao powder and process again.

3

In a small bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and process until combined.

4

Spread batter into 9-inch baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack cut into bars.

5

You can add chocolate frosting on top: mix a mashed avocado with cacao powder, blue agave and if needed a bit of plant milk.

Ingredients

 1 can black beans
 ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
 3 oz cacao nibs
 ½ cup blue agave/maple syrup
 ¼ cup cacao powder
 ½ cup whole wheat flour
 ½ tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp cinnamon
 ¼ tsp baking soda
 ¼ tsp salt

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350F.

2

In a food processor combine beans, applesauce, and cacao nibs. Process until smooth. Add blue agave, cacao powder and process again.

3

In a small bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and process until combined.

4

Spread batter into 9-inch baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack cut into bars.

5

You can add chocolate frosting on top: mix a mashed avocado with cacao powder, blue agave and if needed a bit of plant milk.

Black Bean Brownie

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