Saturday, March 20, 2010

Black Bean Brownies

Yummy black bean brownies.
The brownies are amazing! Audrey's daddy says they are not sweet enough or just do not taste right but he saw Audrey making them and was put off by the black beans. We altered the original recipe to add 1 teaspoon baking powder to make them a little more cake-like. Maybe next time we will leave it out to see how they are. Please give this recipe a try, you will not be disappointed. And check out for other great ideas. We love finding new recipes to cook.
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking dish. Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract and sugar 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. 

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Crack the eggs (saw that coming didn't you?)
  2. pour all ingredients into the food processor
  3. help pour mix into pan

Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. help pour mix into pan
  3. place brownies in oven
Really, I cannot say enough. Audrey and I devoured our brownies after dinner. I did not take any shots of Audrey this time because you have seen her using her food processor on many occasions. This was no different. She is going to grow up thinking everyone cooks with a food processor at almost every meal. Poor child. 

We are linking this post up with Toddler Talk Thursday because we love it so! And we have been watching and waiting for a topic would could submit a link for!


  1. These are in the oven right now!

  2. did I read this correctly? there is no flour?
    they look so yummy....thanks to you and Audrey ....Janet

  3. Janet, these have become the hit of our mom's group. Becky adds the chips in with the other items and they taste wonderful. They are on our menu again next week.

  4. Thank you Kris. I will make them today.
    Was just surprised that they had no flour,
    so wanted to check with you first.

  5. Any chance you know the calorie and nutrition content??

  6. No but I believe it is listed on where I found the original recipe.

  7. I am going to have to give these a try this weekend. They look delish!

  8. yum! I am a new follower through the TTT! :) Hope you have a great day! Come visit me soon! :)

  9. Wow... these are different, I've never seen or heard of brownies like these. Thanks for sharing,
    CJR @ The Mommy Blog

  10. I am so happy you linked up, those look great!


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