Avocado, Black Bean Brownies | Cinnamon Pecans

As I was mentioning in my last post, a blogger inspired this experiment and she would be Rachel over at Loosely Followed Recipes. I liked her version of brownies with no butter or flour. Instead there was avocado and black beans, nice subs! I did change it up a bit with different sugars and added a cinnamon thread.

Here it is.

  • 1 Avocado, small, sliced
  • 1 15-oz Tin Black Beans, no salt, drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 C Chocolate Chips, divided
  • 1 C Cinnamon Pecans, divided
  • 1/2 C Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 C Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 C Agave
  • 2 T  + 1t Coconut Oil
  • 2 T Chia Seeds
  • 1 T Vanilla Extract
  • 2 t Cinnamon
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1/2 t Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 t Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 t Baking soda
  • 1/2 t Baking Powder
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Everything except the chocolate chips, pecans and 1t Coconut Oil into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Stir in half of the chocolate chips and pecans until blended. Oil up a baking tin with the 1t Coconut Oil. Spread the brownie mixture evenly into the baking tin (I used an 12″ round). Top with remaining chocolate chips and pecans. Pop that into a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Remove, cool and refrigerate.

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Notes

  • Best not to cut these until they’ve cooled off in the fridge. They have a very fudgy consistency and don’t so much like being cut at room temp
  • They are not as sweet as conventional brownies, which I liked and even the sugar addicts were still positive on them for the heavy choco-cinnamon flavours.
  • Noone liked these at all, thats probably why the plate was clean and I caught someone scraping the fudgy bits off the bottom with a spoon then licking it clean.

Kudos and thanks to Rachel!

 

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