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Sunday, January 13, 2013

mangia mondays 97: black bean brownies

hi, friends!
welcome to
a blog hop i'm *delighted* to host each week with
lisa from shine your light.

sorry i was m.i.a. last week!
school started & life has been a teensy-weensy chaotic.
on friday, i'll be participating in a baking competition through school,
so i've been trying to squeeze in tons of practice time.
i've also started working out
{oy vey!}
& changing up the dowling eating habits!
2013 is the year of change.

now, i still love me some sweets,
so this week i'm sharing
black bean brownies

15.5 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
1/2 C sugar-free applesauce
2 eggs
1/3 C dark unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 C stevia (or granulated sugar / sugar substitute)
2 tsp instant espresso
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1/2 C dark chocolate chips

1. preheat oven to 350 f. & prepare an 8"x8" baking dish by spraying with a non-stick cooking spray.

2. in a blender, blend the black beans, applesauce & eggs until smooth. add the cocoa powder, sugar, espresso, vanilla & salt. blend until smooth. pour into baking dish & top with chocolate chips.

3. bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges start to pull away from the pan. let set for 15 minutes, cut & serve!

these brownies are super yummy...
you wouldn't even know there were black beans in them!
they're also really nice to have around
for a choco-holic like me who is trying to be good!
PLUS, they're gluten free! yay!

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until next time,
dowlings out!

1 comment:

  1. I've always been intrigued by black bean brownies, but I've never tried them. It just seems so odd... But, I trust your tastes, and I think I'll give these a shot. Have a great week!