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*This recipe is from the archives. I’ve updates a few of the ingredients and added a video. These brownies are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy.
I’ve been reading about Back Bean Brownies for some time now and was so intrigued by the idea of using a can of black beans in a batch of brownies!
There’s just something fun about incorporating a nutrient rich ingredient like black beans into what would normally be nutrient-depleted, yet delicious sweet treat! Wouldn’t you agree?
But here’s the thing, I didn’t want to just make a traditional butter and sugar laden brownie with a can of black beans thrown in. I was going for a brownie made with “cleaner” ingredients; more whole food choices and less of the processed, refined choices. You know, something that looks like a brownie and acts like a brownie, that I could feel good about eating!
I used this recipe as the base for my brownie mix and then just kind of improvised. The result were these very rich, dense, fudge-like brownies that were a welcoming canvas for a schmear of my Honey Sweetened Chocolate Icing.
These brownies are super rich and decadent. And while they are more nutrient-dense, they are definitely not lite or low calorie but they are insanely delicious.
They are best enjoyed once they’ve completely cooled and have been topped with some chocolate icing.
I also love to freeze them, and then warmed quickly the microwave, just long enough to get the ice cold edge off.
And although they are not your traditional brownie (no Duncan Hines here my friends!) they are kid tested…
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE!!