|Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (www.dadamo.com)|
|Black Bean Brownies|
|Contributed by: Britlitgal||Added: May 27, 2008 at 01:21 PM|
Awesome flour-free brownies that get their chewiness from...you guessed it...beans! No one will ever know ;)
How to make it:
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1 cup unsalted butter [ghee]
- 2 cups soft-cooked black beans, drained well (canned is fine)
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cup (granulated) natural coffee substitute (or instant coffee, for gluten-sensitive)
- 1-1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 large eggs
- 1-1/2 cups light agave nectar
- Preheat the oven to 325 Farenheit.
- Line an 11- by 18-inch (rimmed) baking pan with parchment paper and lightly oil with compliant oil.
- Melt the chocolate and butter in a glass bowl in the microwave for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on high. Stir with a spoon to melt the chocolate completely.
- Place the beans, 1/2 cup of the walnuts, the vanilla extract, and a couple of spoonfuls of the melted chocolate mixture into the bowl of a food processor. Blend about 2 minutes, or until smooth. The batter should be thick and the beans smooth. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the remaining 1/2 cup walnuts, remaining melted chocolate mixture, coffee substitute, and salt. Mix well and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, with an electric mixer beat the eggs until light and creamy, about 1 minute. Add the agave nectar and beat well. Set aside.
- Add the bean/chocolate mixture to the coffee/chocolate mixture. Stir until blended well.
- Add the egg mixture, reserving about 1/2 cup. Mix well. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Using an electric mixer, beat the remaining 1/2 cup egg mixture until light and fluffy. Drizzle over the brownie batter. Use a wooden toothpick to pull the egg mixture through the batter, creating a marbled effect. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the brownies are set. Let cool in the pan completely before cutting into squares. (They will be soft until refrigerated.)
- Makes 45 (2-inch) brownies.
- From Baking With Agave Nectar: Over 100 Recipes Using Nature's Ultimate Sweetener by Ania Catalano. (Ten Speed Press 2008)