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!

  • 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!

Sharing with What Cooking Wednesday


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.

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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,


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!

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.