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AnnieWarren

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BROWNIES

Added to Recipes on Wed 01/26/2011

Ingredients
15 oz canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp expresso powder (or 1 tsp grownd coffee)
2 whole eggs
3 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup agave nectar or coconut nectar
1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat with coconut oil. a 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking dish.  Combine the beans, cocoa powder, expresso powder, eggs , and flour in the bowl of a food processor or electric mixer. Process until the mixture is smooth, about 2 mintues, scraping down the bowl halfway through.

Add the agave or coconut necter, butter and vanilla. Process until all of the ingredients are combined, about 1 minute. Pour the batter into a prepared baking dish, and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 20 minutes, turning the dish halfway through the baking time. Turn down the temperature of the oven to 300°F and bake for another 5-8 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a little bit of soft batter clinging to it. It should not come out clean, if it does: it’s overcooked.

Let the bars cool completely at room temperature in the baking dish on a wire rack. Then put them in the fridge for at least 3 hours. When they’re cold, cut them into 12 squares and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.


deemccaffrey

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These sound awesome.  Did you create this recipe?  One thing I would change in it would be the cooking spray--I'm down on those (harmful propellants and not the right kind of oil for baking).  The alternative is to coat your baking dish with coconut oil, butter, or non-hydrogenated palm oil shortening.

Also, for those who don't want to use agave, you can use coconut nectar.

Can't wait to try out the recipe!

Thanks for posting!


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AnnieWarren

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I didn't even notice the spray as I automatically use coconut oil for coating the pan.  I changed the recipie to include coconut nectar and deleted the spray.  I got this from Dr. Oz's show but I changed the egg beaters to real whole eggs and also used 1 teaspoon of ground coffee as I don't have expresso.  It came out wonderfully. I made it for my husband who has such a sweet tooth and is working to change sugar habits and he loved them.  I enjoyed them too.  I may try adding nuts but I'm not sure how that would work.  Let me know if you try them. 

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I made these yesterday--absolutely AMAZING!!!!  I made a frosting to put on top---melted 2 oz. of unsweetened baking chocolate, added a bit of stevia to sweeten it, added 2 tablespoons of coconut milk and stirred to make a "frosting".  Spread it on top and then put in frig.  This is awesome.  The brownies are soft and fudgy, the frosting is firm like chocolate.  Very delectable!

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