By: Hollie M. Hunt-Last, D. C’Ed. ROHP/RHN – Moncton, NB
“I’ve made these brownies for most of my students and a number of friends, clients, colleagues and workshops. Most say you cannot taste the beans at all. It is rare that someone does not like them, and I am always being asked for the recipe. Many of my past students still make these years after graduating!
They are a wonderful compromise snack that contains no flour, and very little sugar and fat, but are rich on fibre and taste. They can also be made vegan! As an added bonus: all the ingredients go into a blender and clean-up is only one dish! Enjoy!”
- 1 3/4 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained (or cooked yourself)
- 2 eggs (allergic to eggs or Vegan? Use: 3/4 cup of applesauce + 1 1/2 tsp organic baking powder)
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp organic baking powder
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 TBSP vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar (or Succanat + 1 tbsp molasses)
- 1 small banana
- 2 TBSP strong coffee (or coffee substitute- I use “Dandy Blend” this serves as a richer flavour)
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (recommend dairy-free by “Enjoy Life” brand or the 365 brand by Whole Foods)
- Mint extract to taste (highly recommended for taste)
- 1/3 cup chopped Walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
- Blend everything together in your blender, and then pour it all into a greased 8″ X 8″ pan.
- Bake for approx. 30-40 minutes or according to your oven (until the top is dry, the center mostly set and the edges pull away from the side of the pan).
- Optional Frosting: once out of the oven, drop a few more chocolate chips on the top and spread when melted for a thin frosting. I find a few go a long way and they do make a big difference … I also add fresh or dried mint on the top from my garden.
Comments on: "Hollie’s Famous Black Bean Brownies" (3)
Is that coffee instant dried powder or brewed?
Hollie says that she has used all the different types of coffee…just note that if you do the spoonfulls of brewed, you won’t have as strong a taste as if you used powdered/dried. What she suggests is using “Dandy Blend” (coffee substitute made from dandelion root) which will give a nice taste and be extra healthy!
Hope this helps! Enjoy!