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Malted Garbanzo or Black Bean Brownies

Posted by BornFeetFirst on August 5, 2010

Brownies made with beans? They’re fantastically moist and tasty. My 6-year-old neighbor loved them, even after learning the true nature of the secret ingredient.

Here’s my recipe.

4 eggs

2 cups garbanzo beans, rinsed & drained (OR, 2 cups black beans, rinsed & drained)

1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

1/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 granulated sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp vanilla

*1/4 cup malt powder such as Horlicks, Carnation, or Ovaltine – optional. Malt powders are not gluten free.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×9 cake pan.

Put eggs and beans into a blender or food processor and pulse or blend a few seconds. Add sugars, baking powder, vanilla and malt powder to the mix and blend until smooth. Add melted chocolate and blend until just mixed in. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes.

For gluten free brownies, leave out the malt powder. But, you can add in whatever other ingredients you like in your brownies: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp almond extract, or  1/2 cup of coconut. You could dust them with some powdered sugar after they’ve cooled for a pretty presentation, or when they’re still warm, top them with some marshmallows and put them under the broiler to brown the topping. Just be sure your pan is broiler safe. The options are endless.

Give the recipe a try. Tell me what modifications you make and how you like it.


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