Friday, January 28, 2011

Black Bean Brownies!

Black Bean Brownies With Avacado Superlicious Fudge Spread!


Have you tried a black bean brownie?  I have and they are so good!  This recipe is perfect if you are trying to feed your family more nutritious snacks!  A very healthy alternative to regular brownies!

Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/2 Cups soft cooked black beans
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 Cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup instant oats
  • 1 Tbsp walnut pieces

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8x8" pan and set aside. 
  2. Combine all ingredients, except oats, in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, scrapping sides as needed. 
  3. Stir in the oats and pour batter into the pan. 
  4. Bake approx 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  5. Allow to cool before icing.  
Superlicious Fudge Spread
  • 2 Avocado's
  • 1/4 agave nectar
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Pour all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.  
Tastes like chocolate pudding the kids raved!


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13 comments:

Home In The Hollow said...

YUMMY!!! Now there's something that I could do when I'm craving chocolate!...:)JP

I Thought I Knew Mama said...

I have been dying to try the black bean brownie! I need to get on that.

Very glad I found your blog via Blogfrog. Please check out my blog: www.ithoughtiknewmama.com
My latest post is actually about natural living tips.

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Uberlibrarian said...

I've never heard of such a thing, but I can't wait to try it!

Pretend Chef said...

I'm not going to lie... I have heard of these brownies before and am hesitant to try them. I'm a brownie lover and they are my Achilles Heel! I first saw them on Hungry Girl's website and the nutritional stats are stellar compared to the traditional. The avocado topping is something I have not heard of. I really need to be brave and give these a try. I trust your opinion on these.

Clayton Thomas said...

Found you on Blog Frog. I am hesitant on this recipe because I am a big baby (ha ha). Maybe I just don't know what I am missing!

All the best,

Clay

http://tantrumstroublesandtreasures.blogspot.com/2011/01/handling-failure.html

Rhonda said...

I am trying this tonight! Look delish!

I Thought I Knew Mama said...

Just wanted to let you know that I gave your blog a shout out in my post today ;-)

Have a good night!
www.ithoughtiknewmama.com

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Interesting recipe... I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to try it... just maybe. lol

MsByn said...

Noooooooooooooooooo!!! I got all excited because we HAVE all those things. Then I remembered I am out of cocoa. And I'm snowed in. This looks like SUCH a great recipe, I could just cry. I can't wait to try it out.

MsByn said...

Sooo excited! I have a pan of these in the oven last night because my awesome hubby brought me cocoa last night. I dont' have avocados left because I used them in my guacamole, but I will at least have SOMETHING. I think I'll make my yogurt cheese frosting to go with!

MsByn said...

OMGOMGOMGOMG!!! These are WONDERFUL! They taste like fudgy brownies!!! Thank you so much!

(Seriously, woman, I'm pms-ing today, and this is day FIVE of being snowed in the four of my kids! You are my hero!)

I made chocolate yogurt frosting and its perfect.

I am in your debt!

Angie said...

MsByn I am so happy you like them! You must share your chocolate yogurt frosting! I would love to try it :)

helpourveterans said...

hmm. Avacado and fudge together. Sounds tasty. Plus it is healthy. Might have to try this tonight.