Black Bean Brownies

So good, we served them at our wedding!

This is an adaption from Dr. Furhman's recipe. I add sweet potato, almond extract, and ground flax seeds to mine. I LIVED on this babies when I first started this lifestyle!

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Prep Time15 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr
 3.50 - 4 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
 1 cup cooked sweet potato
 12 -16 medjool dates, pitted [16 for more sweetness]
 4 tablespoons raw almond butter
 1 cup cacao powder
 3 tbsp chia seeds
 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
 3 tsp vanilla extract
 1 drop almond extract [be careful, all you need is a drop]
1

Blend all ingredients in a high powered bender, such an a Vitamix or other food processor.

2

Add a tablespoon or 2 of warm water if needed, but the batter is supposed to be very thick.

3

Line 9ร—13 glass baking dish with parchment paper and form into the pan.

4

Bake on 320 for 45-ish minutes. I cook a little longer to make the top a little crisp, then itโ€™s like a cookie. ๐Ÿ™‚

5

Store them in the fridge with a lid overnight to help them "set" and serve cold or warm with a class of plant-based milk.

6

These also keep in the freezer well. Cut up in individual squares in baggies for each grab-and-go.

 

Ingredients

 3.50 - 4 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
 1 cup cooked sweet potato
 12 -16 medjool dates, pitted [16 for more sweetness]
 4 tablespoons raw almond butter
 1 cup cacao powder
 3 tbsp chia seeds
 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
 3 tsp vanilla extract
 1 drop almond extract [be careful, all you need is a drop]

Directions

1

Blend all ingredients in a high powered bender, such an a Vitamix or other food processor.

2

Add a tablespoon or 2 of warm water if needed, but the batter is supposed to be very thick.

3

Line 9ร—13 glass baking dish with parchment paper and form into the pan.

4

Bake on 320 for 45-ish minutes. I cook a little longer to make the top a little crisp, then itโ€™s like a cookie. ๐Ÿ™‚

5

Store them in the fridge with a lid overnight to help them "set" and serve cold or warm with a class of plant-based milk.

6

These also keep in the freezer well. Cut up in individual squares in baggies for each grab-and-go.

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Comments

    1. Mrs. Love Chard Post author

      The people who are open to them love them! Others who are a little more close-minded have turned their nose up if they know they are made of beans. Just depends. Adding more dates tends to win more of the non-Nutritarians over. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. VeganVieira

    How do you make these without seriously upsetting your blender? I have a vitamix and it was definitely unhappy and I could smell the motor. I ended up having to add almost a cup of liquid to get through the blending and it was still kinda chunky in parts. They’re in the oven so I can’t speak to the finished product yet ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Mrs. Love Chard Post author

      I have a smaller blender and usually do in 4 small batches, not all at once. Then stir in a large bowl after. Once I had @zane mash everything in zip-lock bags haha

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