Black Bean Brownies

1 black bean brownie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes (Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)

Level of Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Canola oil
  • 3 Tablespoons pureed canned black beans*
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons dried cherries or raisins

*Instead of black beans, the following can be substituted (all 3T each): pureed prunes (baby food), canned pumpkin puree, pureed boiled beets.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line mini muffin pan with liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together oil and beans. Add in sugar, cocoa, salt, flax seed and vanilla. Mix well. Add the egg and stir.
  3. Stir in flours until just combined then stir in walnuts and cherries.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to evenly distribute batter. Bake about 15 minutes or until cooked through.

Yield: 12 mini muffins

Nutritional Info

  • 109 Calories
  • 5g Fat
  • 2g Protein
  • 16g Carbohydrate
  • 2g Dietary Fiber
  • 18g Cholesterol
  • 42mg Sodium