Monday, April 29, 2013

Black Bean Brownies

I played around with a couple recipes and came up with this one.  Delish!  Whipping up the 2nd batch in less than a week right now!

3/4 c. cooked, organic black beans
1/2 c. organic, unrefined coconut oil
2 organic, farm fresh eggs
1/4 c. cocoa powder (I was out and used organic hot cocoa mix.  Mmmmm. Good substitute.)
2/3 c. coconut crystals
1 t. instant coffee
1/2 c. organic chocolate chips, divided
1/3 c. raw almond flour (I ground about 1/2 c. raw, soaked and dehydrated almonds)
1/2 t. aluminum free baking powder
1/2 t. real salt

Blend the beans and coc oil in the BlendTec.  Add eggs, cocoa, coc crystals and vanilla.  Melt 1/2 of the choc chips and blend until smooth.  In seperate bowl, wisk almond flour, baking powder and salt.  Add to blender and pulse.  Dump in remaining choc chips and pulse again.

Spoon into greased 9x9 and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  Outer edges will be cooked a little more than the middle.

Enjoy this guilt-free treat!