These flourless brownies get their rich, fudgey flavor from a surprise ingredient: black beans.
What You'll Need
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Rubber spatula
- 9-inch square baking pan
- Can opener
Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a colander, drain and rinse beans.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, oil and vanilla with a fork. Add beans and mash with fork until beans are barely visible (this can take 5 or more minutes of mashing). Stir sugar and cocoa, and blend with a rubber spatula until mixed. Stir in chips or nuts if using.
Pour the batter into the baking pan. Bake until a knife inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into 16 squares.
If you have a blender or food processor, use it to make these brownies:
Put the eggs, oil and vanilla in a blender or food processor, pulse to mix. Add beans and blend until pureed and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the blender or food processor with a rubber spatula once or twice. Add sugar and cocoa, and blend until mixed, about 1 minute. Add chips or nuts (if using), and pulse once or twice to mix. Proceed with step four.