Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Black Bean Brownies
I love trying different type of recipes and when Gabe asked what I was making he sure wasn't into this one.
Black beans are one of my favorites and I knew I had to try this when I saw this posted on ms.enPlace. Michelle (ms. enPlace) hosts, See Ya in the Gumbo. Joe and Sue's recipe peeked my interest and I wanted to try it. It's a keeper!
I had a few cans of black beans but they were all 15 ounces. This recipe calls for 19 ounce can of black beans. I finally found a 19 ounce can at Walmart- La Costena whole black beans
19 ounce can black bean, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
pinch of salt
1/4 cup pecans- finely chopped and placed in a separate small bowl
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Joe and Sue used a 9 x 9 pan. I don't have one so used a 8 x 8. Cut the parchment paper to fit the pan and gave it a quick spray with Pam Baking Spray.
Added all the ingredients except the pecans into my food processor. You could also use a blender.
Pulse until smooth and pour batter into the prepared pan.
Sprinkle the batter with the chopped pecans.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.