Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Vegan Black Bean Brownie Bites

Vegan Black Bean Brownie Bites
Recipe type: Dessert
Author: Dana Shultz
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 17 mins
Total time: 22 mins
Serves: 6
These vegan brownies are gluten free, vegan and totally delicious. They taste just like rich, fudgey brownies and the black beans are entirely undetectable. Just ask my many pleased readers who’ve tested the recipe for themselves.
  • 1/3 of a 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 flax egg (1 T flaxseed meal + 2.5 T water)
  • 1 T coconut oil (or other oil)
  • scant 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • heaping 1/2 t finely ground espresso powder or instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 c semisweet chocolate chips (dairy free for vegan)
  • dash of chocolate sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 6 muffin tins. Prepare flax egg by combining flax and water in small bowl and letting it rest for 3-5 minutes. Combine black beans through instant coffee in a food processor (sift in sugar if clumpy) and puree. Then stir in chocolate chips and sprinkles. Pour batter into muffin tins and smooth the tops with a spoon. Bake for 17 minutes or until tops are dry and starting to pull away from the sides. Let cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan.
*Approximate Nutritional Stats at the bottom of this post.
Mmm. Healthful indulgence at its finest. Try these, won’t you? I know you won’t regret it.


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