Seriously. Seriously, seriously, seriously! Can we all just take a minute, sit down together and discuss these brownies? I have been on an extreme high ever since I tasted the batter. After that, I was a gonner. I’m so excited for these brownies, I’m having trouble typing. I can’t focus. I can’t think. I’m just so excited right now… ***In all of that excitement I grabbed my cup of ice, tried to get it out. Ended up having it all hit me in the face and spill all over my laptop. Luckily everything is okay! Whew…
But these brownies! Okay, okay, okay. Let me tell you a little secret about these. You ready? These are actually very healthy for you! They are made with….. get this, black beans! Wait! Don’t run away just yet, give me a chance to explain, my dear. It may sound weird and possibly icky to you. It’s not. At all. You would never even guess there were black beans in this delectable, mouth-watering, deadly, addicting brownie.
Is there any flour? Nope! Only raw cacao. How does it stay together? LOTS OF EGGS. BAM! You’re mind blown right now, huh? I sure am… These brownies are packed with protein and healthy fats. No need to feel bad when you are sitting alone, in a corner, devouring a pan of these brownies…. The brownies will.become.your.best.friend.
AND, the recipe is super easy! A monkey could even make these. Then again, monkeys are smarter than humans, right?
Now I must stop. Here is the recipe for you and your little monkey friends to enjoy!
MAKES: 1 – 9X9 brownie pan – (or) 12 medium muffins – (or) 1 layer cake
(You can also double this recipe for a 2 layer cake)
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons organic raw cacao powder
- 1 – 14oz container (cooked) organic black beans , drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon (and an accidental pour) organic vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon himalayan sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pure stevia extract (optional)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 5 organic large eggs
- 6 tablespoon organic grass fed unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- Preheat oven to 325F degrees
- Grease and dust with cacao powder a 9X9 brownie pan
- Combine the beans, vanilla, salt, stevia and 3 of the eggs in a blender. Blend on high until the beans are completely liquified.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the cacao, baking powder and baking soda.
- Beat the butter with the honey in a stand mixer on high speed, until light and fluffy. Add the remaining 2 eggs, one at a time.
- Pour the bean batter into the egg mixture and mix until smooth.
- Stir in the cacao powder mixture and stir until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for about 45-50 minutes. Until the top springs back a little when pressed and a toothpick comes out some what clean.
- Let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.
- (If using a muffin pan, bake for about 20-25 minutes)
- Serve and ENJOY!
A girl who likes to sit in corners alone eating chocolate,