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Old 03-13-2015, 05:41 PM
RustyP RustyP is offline
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Default Healthyish Black Bean Brownies (no flour)

If you've never had black bean brownies, you should give them a try. I thought they sounded really gross at first, but my girlfriend got me to try them and they're actually pretty good, and low-guilt!

  1. Add to a blender (or tall bowl if you have an immersion blender):
    • 1 can black beans (15oz) - rinse off the juice and drain them in a strainer first
    • 3 eggs
    • 45g oil
    • 25g cocoa powder
    • 5ml vanilla
    • 25g splenda or 150g sugar
    • Big pinch of salt

  2. Set oven to 350F with a skillet inside (#7 is a good size).

  3. Blend ingredients until very smooth - you want to pulverize those bean skins so you can't tell they're there. My mom's ultra-powerful vitamix is good for this, but my gf doesn't even have a blender so we use her immersion blender.

  4. OPTIONAL: Add mix-ins as desired - chocolate chips, walnuts, etc

  5. Pull skillet out of oven and oil it. The oven probably isn't done preheating yet - that's okay! I rub the skillet down with butter because I LOVE salty buttery edges! You could probably use pam or crisco or whatever you like.

  6. Pour in brownie batter and smooth it out a little bit with a spatula

  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean

  8. Remove from oven and enjoy! I usually serve straight from the skillet - it sticks a little bit and leaves layers behind if you try to turn it out onto a plate.

Here you can see the yellow foamy buttery edges that I like so much, especially in the skillet to the right:


Quick note:
I like doing all my cooking by weight. This way, I don't have to clean a million measuring cups and spoons and all of that.

Check out the digital scales on Amazon. They'll change your life!

Use Doug's link to Amazon to help support this webpage:
and search for Oxo Scale. I bought the 11 lbs middle version - 5 lbs is way too small, and the 22 lbs version costs way too much and I've NEVER had to measure 22 lbs of ingredients before. Maybe if I needed to weigh my #15 skillet PLUS food inside of it...?

Last edited by RustyP; 03-13-2015 at 05:53 PM.
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