Black Bean Brownies

6
Total Time
40 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
33 min
Serves
24
Difficulty
Easy
Black beans add fiber and moisture to this lightened up treat. They're rich and delicious, full of chocolaty goodness.

Ingredients

cooking spray

2 spray(s), flour-variety recommended

canned black beans

½ cup(s), rinsed and drained

black coffee

¼ cup(s), strong

unsalted butter

½ cup(s)

bittersweet chocolate

4 oz

egg(s)

4 large

sugar

1¼ cup(s)

vanilla extract

1 tsp

table salt

tsp

all-purpose flour

1 cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9- X 13-inch pan with cooking spray; line with aluminum foil and coat foil with cooking spray.
  2. In a blender or mini food processor, process beans with coffee until smooth; set aside.
  3. In a double boiler over very low heat, melt butter and chocolate.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. With mixer on low speed, add melted chocolate to eggs; incorporate well. Add black bean mixture, vanilla and salt; mix well. Add flour; combine thoroughly on low speed.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until a tester inserted in center of brownies comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove pan to a cooling rack. After 10 minutes, remove brownies from pan by pulling up on foil and placing brownies on cooling rack to cool more. Cut into 24 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.

Notes

Customize this basic recipe with instant espresso, a teaspoon of cinnamon or 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Great served with whipped cream or powdered sugar, or topped with walnuts (could affect SmartPoints value).

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