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Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 6 ounces high-quality unsweetened chocolate bars

  2. 1/3 cup butter or 1/3 cup coconut oil or 1/3 cup shortening

  3. 2 cups black beans , rinsed well (canned)

  4. 1 cup agave nectar or 1 cup honey

  5. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  6. 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder (if avoiding coffee, sub in 1 teaspoon almond extract)

  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  8. 2/3 cup coconut flour (found in health food section of grocery store) or 2/3 cup almond flour (found in health food section of grocery store)

  9. 3 tablespoons flax seed meal

  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  11. 1 cup walnut pieces or 1 cup chopped almonds

  12. 1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate chips

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 325*F, and grease a small (8x8 or 9x9) pan. Break up the unsweetened chocolate, and combine it with the fat (butter, coconut oil or shortening). Heat the mixture on low power in the microwave or in a double boiler, stirring often, until it's melted and combined.

  2. Meanwhile, put the black beans, agave, vanilla, espresso powder, and salt in a food processor. Add the chocolate mixture, and process 2-3 minutes - until the black beans are obliterated and the mixture is well-combined. Add almond flour (or coconut flour), flax meal, and baking soda. Process two minutes more. Fold in nuts & chocolate chips, if using.

  3. Pour the mixture into the greased baking pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes - until the top is set, but be careful about burning the edges. Allow to cool for at least an hour; otherwise, the brownies may be too gooey to slice.

  4. Store covered on the counter, or for a firmer brownie, in the refrigerator.

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