Don't let the fact that these rich, fudgy, soft, oh so yummy brownies that have beans in them scare you away, it just means that you can eat more, you know, like half a pan, and not think twice about it. (I think that is perfectly acceptable) And the carob. Well one of the things I always do for my birthday is to buy a new ingredient of some sort that I wouldn't normally buy because it's either too expensive or is hard to find. Carob is neither too expensive or hard to find, but I couldn't find the really expensive stuff that I was looking for so I grabbed a bag of carob powder. If you have never tried carob, it's a must. It's kind of like chocolate, but more fruity, sweet, not bitter, and caffeine free, while still containing all the good health benefits as chocolate. It's really good…..you will like it. (You can use cocoa instead, but then you are going to miss out on the awesomeness of carob and be left with a plain old normal black bean brownie)
I was also thinking that these would make for a fantastic Super Bowl party snack, you know, brownies and protein.. Sounds like a football type of food right. ( I know nothing of football, but I do know about food parties….brownies are good for food parties)
Anyways, super fast, super simple, super easy. Make these and feel awesome. And maybe don't tell people that you made them with beans, they don't need to know, all they will think is that they are eating something good.
One bowl. Beans, oil, oats, baking powder carob and vanilla. I used an emulsion blender but a blender or a food processor does the same…..blend together until fully incorporated, smooth and creamy with little speckles of oats. It's so simple and barely a mess to be made.
Into a greases pan and into the oven for 25- 30 minutes…. Out of the oven when a toothpick comes out clean
Let cool for at least 10 minutes (ok, maybe 5) and cut into squares of any size you like.
Stacked on parchment….oh so pretty
Ready to go….. To share or to hoard.
Excellent for so many reasons. They are tasty, gluten-free, vegan, full of proteins and when consumed, make people happy. My little nephew who is so so picky and doesn't like anything even really liked these so right there I knew this recipes was a winner.
Enjoy your brownies!
Black Bean Carob Brownies
- 2 cups cooked black beans (1 can)
- 3/4 carob powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup gluten-free quick oats or rolled oats
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking power
Preheat oven to 375
Place all ingredients in either a food processor, blender, or a large bowl for a hand blender and blend together until stuff is fully incorporated and smooth. Transfer into a well greases 9x9 baking pan and stick in over for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.
Let cool for some minutes, cut into squares and serve!