I have such good news to share with you today!!
Awhile back…as in over two years ago (wow!)… I shared a recipe for Healthier Peanut Butter Brownies that were made with black beans. Keep an open mind! They’re delicious!
Earlier today I was thinking that I needed to make some brownies using that recipe, but when I checked the pantry, I realized that we were out of black beans. Rats.
However, I did have a can of kidney beans! I really could have just subbed the kidney beans into the black bean brownie recipe, but where’s the fun in that?? It was time for a new bean brownie recipe!
And that’s the good news! I have yet another delicious beans into brownies recipe to share with you! And this time around, there’s icing involved:D
Verdict: These brownies are dee-licious! They’re super fudgey and the icing adds just the perfect amount of sweetness to the dark chocolate goodness of the brownies. I went light on the instant espresso so that Mr. Torres and I could enjoy these after dinner without bouncing off the walls, but you could definitely increase the amount if you wanted a stronger espresso punch! Also, I’m sure these will be even more delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Nom-Rating: ***** (5/5)
- 1 can kidney beans, rinsed well
- 2 eggs
- 3 Tbs oil (vegetable, olive or whatever, I used coconut)
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp instant espresso powder (dissove into vanilla before adding to food processor)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 Tbs sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- Icing: 2 Tbs butter
- 2 Tbs milk
- 1/2 tsp instant espresso powder (again, feel free to double)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350* F and grease 8x8 square baking dish.
- Add all of the brownie ingredients (except chocolate chips) to a food processor and blend until smooth. It should look like brownie batter!
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into baking dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Icing: Add butter and milk to small saucepan and heat on low until butter has melted.
- Add the espresso powder and stir to dissolve.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until fully mixed.
- Once brownies are done, pour icing on top and smooth with a spatula.
- Allow icing to set and brownies to cool...at least a little bit:D Enjoy!