Vegan Black Bean Brownies...

So I read about all these different people making black bean brownies... and that made me stop and say... WHHHHAAAT??? Black beans... IN.... brownies... ewwww. But I knew I wanted to give it a try.... so off I went with a very simple recipe all tossed into a blender. And as you may guess it all looked pretty gross...

Before... After....

All you do it toss everything in a blender, blend it really well... Toss in a pan and bake for 30 minutes... So after 30 minutes mine was still totally jiggly and NOT done... 30 more minutes... still not totally done... at this point I gave up and said.. good enough! And took them out and let them cool and hopefully set... Once they cooled they somewhat set... But still not totally... It definitely wasn't a brownie texture, it was almost half very moist brownie half pudding or spoon cake... It was tasty and did NOT taste at ALL like black beans, I actually tasted the banana the most. It was like eating a big chocolate banana... which isn't a bad thing... it just wasn't very brownie like... Anyway, give it a try sometime for fun!

after some chowing took place

Vegan Black Bean Brownies
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup vegan sugar ( I used 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs splenda blenda)
2 bananas
1/4 cup applesauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a lightly greased 8×8 pan (i used an un-greased silicon pan). Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!

As I said above mine went for an hour and still weren't set... I did have to add about 1/4 cup water to the blender to get it to actually blend everything... maybe that was my issue.. wooops!

Chow!

john says it looks like... ok i'm not gonna say it, i'm sure you can guess...




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Megan said...

These look interesting!
I wanted to answer your question you asked about Taste of Home local goodie swap. I couldn't find your e-mail so I'm answering here.
There is no price limit but I figure what ever your comfortable with. I was thinking 5-6 things but let your heart be your guide. If you would be happy to recieve it, chances are, so will the recipient.
If you would like to join our swap, you can e-mail me. It's on my profile.

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