Less cakey and very moist, these black bean avocado treats are a healthy alternative to the typical brownie. Although there is some sugar, these brownies also contain some fiber.
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp honey (maple syrup should be pretty good here too)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp ground coffee or espresso
6 tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
pinch of sea salt
Grease (non-stick spray or oil) an 8×8 baking pan, set aside.
Combine black beans, avocado, eggs, and honey in a food processor. Blend until completely smooth, may take a few minutes. Add remaining ingredients and blend until fully combined. You don’t want any chunks here so make sure to mix well.
Pour batter into the greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the brownies comes out clean. Let cool, slice, eat.
Store leftovers in fridge. I found the taste/texture to be best when refrigerated.
*Next time I want to create a lower-sugar version of these. The sugar content isn’t very high compared to other brownies, but I like to avoid additional added sugar where ever possible. Although, I found the honey to subtly enhance the coffee and chocolate flavors. Oh sugar, how you are evil but oh so perfect at the same time.
Also, keep posted for a vegan version of these! Coming soon…