Last night I had my last bowl of ice cream for a while – Happy Fat Tuesday to me! Every year I, along with the rest of my family, give up sweets for Lent. It has always been a challenge for me, but for the last few years since I’ve been working at Nicecream it has been extra tough! Wish me luck!
During Lent the recipes I will be sharing will be less focused on desserts, although I will try to share some dessert alternatives over the next few weeks. It is hard to classify a “sweet” so sometimes I leave the rules up to interpretation, but one rule I do not waver from is, if it has chocolate in it it is a sweet. So today I wanted to share a very chocolatey recipe – Black Bean Brownie Bites!
It sounds like there is no way they could taste good, but believe me they do! They are so moist and you really can’t tell there are black beans in them at all. I used to make them all the time when I first graduated from college, but I forgot about them until recently so I wanted to bring them back!
In a food processor blend black beans on high until smooth, scraping the sides as needed. Add all remaining ingredients except chocolate chips, blend on high until smooth.
Transfer batter to a small mixing bowl and stir in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into greased mini-muffin tin. Top with chocolate chips, if desired.
Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes. Cool and enjoy!
- 1 15oz can black beans, drained
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Add drained black beans to the bowl of a food processor
- Blend on high until smooth, scraping the sides as needed
- Add eggs, brown sugar, coconut oil, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla, sea salt. Blend on high until smooth
- Transfer batter to a small mixing bowl
- Mix in 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Pour batter into greased mini-muffin tins
- Top with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips, if desired
- Bake 14-16 minutes, until set
- Cool completely before attempting to remove from tins
I like making them in brownie bite form because I think they are fun! But you may choose to make the same recipe in normal, square brownie form. You would just need to adjust the baking time up depending on the thickness of your pan.