Pantry foraging is an art that a lot of us are crafting at the moment. But there’s only so many ways you can eat canned goods, and to be honest, they don’t always taste the best. As if fate knew, I happened upon a recipe that created dense, fudgy and healthy brownies from canned black beans. Getting fiber from legumes is one thing, but getting them from chocolate? Say less.
Being kind and generous while shopping during this pandemic, I’d say black beans are something every household either has or has stocked up on, and this recipe is how you should use them. I honestly don’t understand how this recipe works as you taste absolutely NO black beans and I think they actually make the brownies better! I used maple syrup for a healthy sugar substitute and Enjoy Life chocolate chips to keep it dairy-free, no flour, and a one-ingredient almond butter for the drizzle. I don’t have any black beans in my pantry right now but I’m thinking I will brave the grocery stores just to stock up to make this flourless, fudgy dessert!
Flourless Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
- 1 15- oz can black beans rinsed and drained
- 3 large eggs
- 3 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips I used Enjoy Life dairy free, semi-sweet
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- powdered sugar for dusting optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Puree black beans in food processor until smooth.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the bean puree, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine cocoa powder, maple syrup, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wets and then stir in chocolate chips.
- Grease an 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan then line with parchment paper.
- Pour in batter and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the edges are visibly cooked. Remove brownies from oven when done and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
- While brownies are baking, melt almond butter and maple syrup on low heat in small saucepan until mixed evenly, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat for 1 minute to thicken.
- When ready, drizzle almond butter syrup over brownies, dust some powdered sugar on top, and serve warm!