After reading so much about them, I just had to try making these brownies! Here’s what I needed:
1 can black beans, rinsed
1/3 C. agave nectar
1/4 C. baking cocoa
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 C. sugar (optional)
1/4 C. instant oats
I put everything in the blender (except the oats) and blended it really well. I chose not to use the optional sugar.
I poured my mixture into an 8×8 baking pan and then folded in the instant oats.
I baked the whole thing at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. It smelled cinnamon-y, a little banana-y, and chocolate-y!
When they came out I was excited to try one! It tasted pretty banana-y and maybe not quite sweet enough for me. I sort of wish that I had included the extra sugar in them. I had thought about chopping up some dark chocolate I had in the freezer and adding it to the batter and I think I’ll do that next time. Anyway, I felt like I wanted to add something more to the brownie, so I put a scoop of peanut butter and some chopped almonds with it, threw it in the microwave to soften up the nut butter and smooshed it all together.
Soooo, I have big plans for these brownies…I think I will put them with some oats in b-fast to add an extra choco-protein punch in the morning!