I see you drooling! Yes, and I did as well when I took out of the oven after only 18 minutes to absolutely revel in the amazing aroma of deep dark rich chocolate brownies….made from, yes, that’s right BLACK BEANS!
I have my moments when I want something delicious and decadent…..but not highly caloric. Yes, you can have your brownie and eat it too, without having large amounts of sugar……I was amazed how delicious this came out, as I used Stevia instead.
As a neighbor and her diabetic husband are coming over for dinner, I opted to find something that I could create that wouldn’t create a spike in his blood sugar. I wanted to have a dessert…a memorable dessert that would be yummy, without leaving an impact….and just had to go looking for the recipe, as I know that I made this before, but never with Stevia.
Here’s the adjusted recipe:
1 can of drained black beans
2 tbsp. dark cocoa – use the best quality that you can find
1/2 cup ground oats – I just used the old-fashioned oats I had in the cupboard and ground them
6 packets of Stevia – the small single serve kind – this works out to be about 2 tbs. of Stevia
1/2 cup coconut oil – I buy mine at Trader Joe’s
2 tsp. vanilla – aka, “un chorrito” – get the best kind you can find and afford
1 tsp. baking powder – use the kind without aluminum
1 cup or as many chocolate chips as you like – preferably the darkest chocolate
Take all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, and process them in a food processor until well integrated. I added in about 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips at the end and pulsed till they were well incorporated.
Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit a small l 8 x 8 Pyrex dish and then spread out the mix , with the remaining chocolate chips on top. Place the Pyrex in a 350 degree oven for a measly 18 minutes, and then wait, yes, WAIT until it is at room temperature. You will enjoy the amazing aroma of the chocolate wafting through your home and the anticipation until you take that very first bite….
You can dress it up or leave as is….for those that are not diabetic, you can create your own Brownie go to town dessert, serving vanilla ice cream over an inch of brownie….or marinade some fruit and then pour the fruit over the brownie….even macerated strawberries and grapes on top of this brownie would go well to freshen it up a bit. You can create your own edible masterpiece, combining any fruit to this uberly delicious dessert. Just remember to leave some for tomorrow……