Just one day off work this week means that it is being spent in the house mainly, slept until late as I needed to catch up on it, waking up at 7 all week is not that easy!
Since I found this https://fionabluerecipes.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/healthy-baking-swaps/comment-page-1/#comment-47 that I wanted to try to make brownies with black beans, so I searched the internet, the best cook book ever, and found a recipe at the food network website. The measures are in cups, the american way, but you can find the conversion quite easily on the internet. I have one of that plastic measuring cups that have all sorts of measurements in it, so I hope it is accurate.
At this very moment I’m waiting for the brownies to cool so i can cut and plate them, hope it’s tastyyyy!
The ingredients :
3/4 cup cooked black bean
1/2 cup vegetable oil, or olive oil
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided
1/3 cup flour (wholemeal)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
This is the original recipe, I swapped sugar for honey and added 2 tablespoons of matcha. I used a whole packet of dark 70% chocolate, and unfortunately I didn’t have better choco powder, just the cadbury one…
I blended everything wet together, beans with oil until smooth, after eggs, melted chocolate and cocoa powder, coffee, vanilla extract and honey. On a bowl I mixed flour, baking powder and salt and added this to the blender and pulse just until all is mixed.
I broke some pieces of chocolate and added to the mixture. Grease your baking tray and bake for 20m at 200 C or 390 F.
Enjoy and let me know if you ever baked sweets with unexpected ingredients!
They taste amazing, rich and moist!! Perfect with some green tea with mint leaves!
Take care till next time xx