Black beans are rich in potassium, fiber, protein and antioxidants. Thus, they make a healthy addition to both non-vegetarian and vegetarian diet. Being rich in fiber, it decreases the risk of heart disease and lower downs the total cholesterol in the blood.
There are various ways to consume this super food and make the maximum out it. We are not discussing the traditional black bean recipes, we are introducing a quirky yet delicious black bean recipe for you.
Black Bean Brownie:
This ultra fudgy chocolate dessert requires no flour and is a complete health pack when it comes to calories, fat and carbohydrates.
Preparation Time: 10 Mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serving: 8-12 Brownies
- 5 cup black beans/approximately 250 gm (very well drained and rinsed)
- Half cup oats (50 gm)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder (10 gm)
- ¼ tea spoon salt
- 1/3 cup pure honey, maple syrup (75gm)
- 2 tbsp sugar (if you don’t want to include the sugar, you can increase the quantity of maple syrup and honey by ½ cup)
- 2 tea spoon pure vanilla extract (5 gm)
- ¼ cup vegetable or coconut oil (40 gm)
- ½ tea spoon baking powder
- Half cup chocolate chips (if you don’t want to include, it’s optional)
For Presentation: Chocolate Chips
Below are the instructions to follow for the amazingly delicious black bean brownies
First: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Now, put the black beans in a food processor and blend it to a smooth paste. Blend it well to give it a perfect texture. Now add oats and other ingredients to the black beans paste except the chocolate chips and blend all together. You can use a blender as well for the paste but a food processor gives it a perfect texture and helps in adding taste to it.
Add the chocolate chips to the blended paste (optional). Now, grease an 8X8 baking tray with butter or vegetable oil and pour the mixture or paste into the greased tray. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top for the presentation purpose which is definitely optional.
Put the baking tray in preheated oven for 12-15 mins at 350 F. After 15 mins, take out the tray from the oven and let it cool for another 10 mins. Now, cut them into 8-12 pieces and serve them.
Special Trick: If they look undercooked or not firm then put them in the fridge overnight and they will be ready to serve all firmed up. It is an ultra-fudgy chocolate dense brownie.
If you are not health conscious and want to make it more presentable and delicious for kids, you can try icing it with whipped cream and chocolate sauce as well. Your kids will love it.
Try this at home and welcome your guest with a wonderful and healthy dessert.