It looks like a brownie, but does it taste like one?
Foods 1 students are trying new foods while studying food intolerance and allergies. No flour in this recipe. It’s a can of black beans pureed in the blender along with the usual brownie ingredients.
We follow this recipe from foods.com
Black Bean Brownies
- 1(15 ounce) can black beans
- 3tablespoons oil
- 1⁄2cup cocoa
- 1⁄2teaspoon baking powder
- 1pinch salt
- 1teaspoon vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup sugar (I told students more could be added to sweeten if desired)
- 1⁄2 cup milk chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
- Prehear oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly grease 8×8 square baking dish. I line the pan with parchment paper to easily remove and cut.
- Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and sugar in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the mixture or mix into the batter.
- Bake in a preheated oven until the top is dry and edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.
- I frost them by sprinkling a few more chips on top of the brownies when they come out of the oven. When melted, I spread them around with an offset spatula.
Students took an online poll after the sample. The majority of students liked it while some did not and others were not sure.