Healthy Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
I’ve come across many Black Bean Brownie recipes, but I don’t think I’ve ever been 100% satisfied with one… there would either be too much sugar, too much butter or too many eggs. Or I was allergic to half of the ingredients (I’ll be posting more on this later). All I wanted was a brownie that tasted authentic, sweet and fudgy, like it was from a bakery. I didn’t want black bean taste at all, I didn’t want it to be cakey, I didn’t want it to be bland.
I got all I asked for with these brownies!! These are super fudgy, super moist and super chocolatey!
However, it was no easy task… these brownies caught me off guard in so.many.ways. It’s actually kind of ridiculous how many mistakes I made in the baking process, how many things I forgot, and how many things I wasn’t supposed to do. But despite all of my mistakes, the end result somehow turned out incredible.
Onto my mistakes, shall we? First, I wanted to bake these using brown rice flour as the combination of rice and beans create a complete protein. However, I ran out of rice flour just last week and had to sub in quinoa flour. Wow, my first mistake and I was already a nervous wreck! This was my first time using quinoa flour and I didn’t know how it would taste or what kind of texture it would provide.
After whisking the dry ingredients I walked to the fridge only to find that I was out of applesauce too! I did have strawberries and blueberries though. I chose the blueberries because I knew they were sweet and delicious after digging into them the other day, and possibly the day of 😉
After pureeing the blueberries, I realized that I forgot to preheat the oven. Panicky little Jessica ran to the oven, pressed a couple buttons and ran back to the mixing bowl. Frustrated and trying to hurry, I dumped in half a teaspoon of baking soda. Wait! Brownies don’t use baking soda!! As of now, I’m just laughing. Could I do anything else wrong? Will I trip on my way to the oven and splatter brownie batter everywhere? Well, if I did, I could totally see myself licking it off the walls…
*wipes tears from eyes*
I never thought this day would come! A low-calorie brownie that tastes like 1,000 calories… a brownie that is super fudgy yet low in fat… a brownie that is full of flavor yet low in sugar. I seriously couldn’t believe how good these were. Especially after my gazillion kitchen errors. Feel free to grab an extra brownie, no guilt involved! I’m in heaven. These truly taste like bakery-style brownies (especially the corner pieces!). Next time I make these I’m going to add 1/2 tsp of butter extract to make it even more “bakery-style.”
You. Must. Make. These. ASAP!
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