So these brownies were originally going to be called 'Paleo Brownies' since most the people I know who follow the ‘Caveman Diet’ allow black beans in moderation. But recently there was a discussion in the Delectably Different Kitchen on whether or not they could be considered truly paleo.
I consulted with my resident Paleo-ite (I'm pretty sure that’s what they’re called *smile), and after a great debate, I received a re-education on exactly what paleo is. I decided to call these brownies grain-free instead! No matter what they're called, they are still a delicious, moist, and healthy treat! I hope you enjoy my newest creation...
Here’s what you'll need:1 15oz can of black beans, drained
1/4 cup egg whites (equivalent to about 2 eggs)
1/2 dark chocolate powder1/4 cup Bob’s Red Coconut Sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp vanilla extract3 tsp coconut extract
1/4 Cup Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour
Additional coconut shreds and sugar for garnish
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare an 8x8 glass pan by lightly coating with cooking spray or oil.
Combine all the ingredients in the order listed. I wasn't kidding when I said they were super easy! Mix on high until all the ingredients are well blended and the batter is smooth.
Pour into the prepared pan, then sprinkle a bit of shredded coconut and coconut sugar across the top. bake for 30 - 35 minutes.