Edit: I made these again substituting 1 c butternut squash cubes for one of the bananas and adding a tad more cocoa, instant coffee powder, and sugar. They didn’t taste so much like bananas after that. Get creative! I intend on substituting pure pumpkin puree for the bananas once fall gets just a little bit closer. And I’m thinking of trying sweet potatoes and carrots after that.
Don’t let the name scare you! These things are so delicious! Not to mention chock full of fiber and dare I say, healthy for you? Minus the sugar of course? Which for 12 brownies is pretty minimal. and they’re so easy to make too! Mmm…so moist and fudgey. I am going to be making these all the time.
Black Bean Brownies
1 can black beans, rinsed
2 bananas (or 3/4 c apple sauce or pureed pumpkin)
1/4 c water
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp instant coffee powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c oat bran (or regular oats)
Combine all ingredients in a food processor except oat bran. Process until smooth. Add oat bran process a little bit more. If using regular oats you may want to process it a little bit longer. Pour into greased muffin pan or 8×8 pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
Enjoy! And relish in the fact that something so delicious could actually be at least a little bit good for you!