Black Bean "Brownies"

February 23, 2018
You'll never taste the beans!
Corn Free
Dairy Free
Gluten Free
Nut Free
Soy Free
Sugar Free
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So far every year for Valentine's Day I've shared some sort of "chocolate" recipe and yes I'm a bit late this year but this recipe is good year round. This really feels more like a cross between a chocolate cake and a brownie, but it's sooo good! I still want to try making it with olive oil and an egg substitute some day, but it's great for anyone not allergic to eggs. (If anyone tries it let me know how it goes!) And being allergic to chocolate I can't tell you how this would work if you replace the carob powder with cocoa powder, but feel free to try it! For those that are curious I have no real updates with my health, but I'm still pursuing answers. So far doctors don't know and are starting to say it's probably ME/CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) which it could be, but even if it is I don't want to rule out the possibility that it might be something else or there might be other things going on in addition so I want everything checked. For anyone curious about ME/CFS Netflix has a great documentary called 'Unrest' it's Directed by Jennifer Brea (a sufferer of ME/CFS) and she gives a much needed window into the world of a greatly misunderstood disease. She also has a great Ted Talk "What Happens When You Have A Disease Doctors Can't Diagnose" you can check that out on youtube.

Ingredients

  • 1 – 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and thoroughly rinsed
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil or duck fat (haven’t tried olive oil yet)
  • 3/4 cup carob powder (I’m not sure how this will work with cocoa powder)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Steps

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF
  • Combine everything in the blender 
  • Blend until smooth (if too thick add 1 tablespoon of water)
  • Pour into lightly greased 8×8 baking dish
  • Bake 20-26 minutes, until toothpick/knife comes out clean from the center
  • Let cool for 30 minutes
  • Cut and serve solo or however you like to eat a brownie
Enjoy!

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