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"Blackies" (Black Bean Brownies)

What you need: 

1 (15 1/2ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
3 egg replacers (I used 3/4 cup applesauce + 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used canola)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup vegan sugar
1 teaspoon instant coffee or mint extract, to taste, optional
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips, optional, but highly recommended
cayenne pepper, to taste, optional (don't use if using mint, but otherwise highly recommended)

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 8x8" pan.
2. Blend everything together in your blender, and then pour into prepared pan.
3. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is dry and the edges pull away from the side of the pan.
These are extremely gooey; keep this in mind! You can't taste the beans at all, and I practically ate the whole pan myself, they were so good. Try them; you'll be glad you did!

Preparation Time: 
40 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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Nope-- no flour!  The beans actually replace the flour in this recipe, which is why it comes out so gooey.  But do try cutting down on the liquids a bit and adding baking powder for a less gooey blackie.  It all comes down to texture preference; it's just as yummy gooey as it is in its more solid form.  I love it with chili powder and ginger and coffee extract added to the batter.


were those values per brownie or for the whole pan? Thanks, these sound crazy :)

That would be for each brownie.


were those values per brownie or for the whole pan? Thanks, these sound crazy :)

0 likes flour in this recipe? weird. I have heard of adding pureed black beans to boxed brownie mixes so I guess this idea isn't too far off.


I did find a way to make these a bit cakier (they're still pretty gooey, though)-- I added some baking powder and cut down a bit on any added liquids. 

Either way, sooo good.


This is crazy. Madness. I need to try this.

Using Nadiana's suggestions and making 10 bars WITH chocolate chips you get:

Calories 202  Calories from Fat 64

Total Fat 7.1g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Total Carbohydrates 32.5g
Dietary Fiber 3.3g
Sugars 21.5g
Protein 4.1g

Calcium 7% • Iron 7%

*Sorry, the first time I posted this I added it up wrong.*



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