Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Banana Black Bean Brownies

I got this recipe from Lindsay Nixon's, The Happy Herbivore. She calls them Black Bean Brownies. I really don't taste so much brownie as I do banana. They are super moist! But slightly too sweet. I will definitely be making this again, but will tweak the recipe a bit. Maybe omit the agave nectar or reduce the amount of banana. Even thought the main ingredient is black beans, you wouldn't guess it! while this didn't pass the kid test(looks like a brownie but doesn't taste like one), It did pass mine. I think there is potential with this easy recipe.
These are 112 calories each, 0.9 grams of fat and 3.5 grams of protein. Recipe yields 9 squares.

This recipe was so breezy to make in the food processor. I'm in love! I need one. I borrowed my mom's (dad's) while they are out of town ;-). This recipe can be made in a blender....but SOOOO easy in a processor.

    1 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
    2 spotted bananas
    1/3 cup agave nectar
    1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
    1 tbsp ground cinnamon
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 cup instant oats

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. grease standard 9 in square pan.
3. Combine all ingredients except oats in food processor and blend until smooth, stopping and scraping the sides as needed.
4. Stir in the oats and bake for about 30 minutes until toothpick inserted int he middle comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before slicing.