The other night I had a craving for rich, gooey, chocolate brownies, with big chunks of chocolate and flakey coconut. I took a stroll down the baking aisle at the grocery store and I contemplated buying a box mix, but then read the long list of ingredients and I couldn't bring myself to put it in the cart. I know that I can make brownies at home that taste just as good, that aren't full of ingredients I can't pronounce...I just didn't want to have to work so hard.
Then I came across a picture of black bean brownies. I was intrigued....could I actually take something as nutritious as black beans and disguise them as brownies?
What you'll need:
1 (15 oz) can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
3 large Eggs
1/4 cup Butter, melted
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Salt
2/3 cup Sugar
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or Chunks
1 cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut (You can use sweetened, but omit some sugar)
Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease an 8"x8" baking pan.
Thicky, creamy, oh-so-chocolately batter :)
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining chocolate and coconut.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until just set in the center. Cool before cutting into squares and this will prevent crumbling.
Enjoy with a nice glass of milk!
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