“Brownie” and “Blondie” Experiment

I was immediately intrigued when I was reading a blog about food made out of beans … brownies and blondies seemed like the obvious recipe to try first.  You should definitely try these out in your own kitchen … especially if your name is Laurel Alderfer-Dean!  🙂  What could be better than a dessert that is low in saturated fat & high in fiber & gluten-free??

Here’s the recipes:

Chocolate-Chip Blondieshttp://www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com

(makes 15-20 squares)

  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas or white beans (1 can, drained and rinsed)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • level 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup ground flax or quick oats (20g)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (or other fat source)
  • optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingredients (except chips) until very smooth in a food processor (not a blender). Mix in chips, and scoop into a greased (or tinfoil-lined) 8×8 pan. Optional: for “prettiness” you can stick some chocolate chips on top of the batter as well. Bake for around 30 minutes. They’ll look a little undercooked when you take them out, but they firm up as they cool, and you don’t want them to get hard.

Black Bean Brownies  www.peasandthankyou.com

(makes 12 brownies)

  • 1 14 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. organic sugar or stevia baking blend
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 c. oat flour (or old-fashioned oats ground finely)
  • 1/3 c. chocolate chips

 Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease an 8×8″ pan and set aside.  Combine beans, applesauce, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla, sugar or stevia, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.  Stir in oat flour and chocolate chips.  Pour batter into the pan.  Bake for 30-32 minutes or until brownies are set. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.

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1 Response to “Brownie” and “Blondie” Experiment

  1. Laurel says:

    Oh man, I was mentioned by name in your blog and didn’t even know it! I will have to take a look at these recipes and give them a try! I am making your Honey Beans and Spinach tomorrow! I know, it has been a long time since you gave me the recipe, but better eat late then never! Love you! Feel free to call me when you find something I might like!
    Your Aunt

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