i love making apples out of oranges. you take one thing that is amazing by itself and then turn it into something so amazing and so completely different. it is magic.
so for my magic trick… this evening, i made brownies from black beans.
the result was surprising. they were moist, chocolaty and perfectly brownie like. if i had been served blindly, i would not have been the wiser.
i got the recipe from whole foods.
black bean brownies
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
3 large eggs
1/3 cup melted butter, more for the baking dish (i used canola oil)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cane sugar
1/2 cup gluten-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts (i used sunflower seeds)
preheat oven to 350°F.
butter an 8-inch baking pan. place the black beans, eggs, melted butter, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. remove the blade and gently stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. transfer mixture to the prepared pan. bake the brownies for 30 to 35 minutes, or until just set in the center. cool before cutting into squares. ***i also added a little bit of chocolate syrup when i poured the batter into the pan***
after reprimanding me for making “all this delicious food” while he is “dieting,” husband gave me the a-ok to make theses again.
this evenings brownies gave me an idea for my 7th way with lentils (you thought i had abandoned the lentils, didn’t you?) so be sure to stay tuned.and now for my next trick, faith