Vegan baking… almost.

janvier 29, 2014

Black beans make me think of burritos, not brownies. However, my friend once made some black-bean brownies for a party, and they were quite tasty and chocolate-y. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’m in the mood for a recipe that’s sweet, dark and tasty, and mostly guilt-free. I never make brownies from scratch; I usually find it tastes the same when you just use ready-made brownie mix. I proved myself wrong!

I found a recipe, and it was simple enough. I broke out my little food processor and followed the recipe to a T. Except for one thing: I forgot to add a key ingredient (ground flax seeds) and I thoughtlessly used BUTTER to grease the muffin tray… OOPS! The flax would probably have made them firmer, but I scooped up the baked batter and shaped them into little mounds of goodness. It’s a good thing I made them for my hubby and I, and neither of us are vegan.

Are they good? Yes! When my husband tasted it, he asked if I had already added the black beans (which I had!) Super chocolate-y black bean brownies just might be the little something special you can make for your sweetie, whether vegan or not! 


·         Half cup of black beans
·         2 tablespoons of ground flax seed (kind of important)
·         5 tablespoons of water
·         2 tablespoons of coconut oil
·         Half cup cocoa powder
·         A pinch salt
·         A teaspoon of vanilla extract
·         Half cup granulated sugar
·         A teaspoon of baking powder
·         A teaspoon of espresso powder
·         Half teaspoon of ground cinnamon

-  Soak the flax in the water, and make sure to add it into your batter later
-  Mix all the ingredients in a food processor, until it turns into a batter
-  Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees
-  Serve with pretty strawberries (optional, but don’t you like their natural heart shape?)

Happy cooking!

Géraldine xoxo

Géraldine, collaboratrice du mardi
À propos de l'auteur:

Géraldine est une professeure d'école secondaire, elle est aussi une de mes amies les plus chères. Fan finie de médias sociaux, Instagram est de loin son préféré d'entre tous. Suivez-la sous @geraldinea pour en découvrir davantage sur elle. Le mardi elle nous présente ses trouvailles de la semaine! C'est un rendez-vous! xo

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