You know those healthy recipes you find online, try out and then suffer with the disappointment that they weren't as good as the real thing? Well, these are not those. I know what you're thinking - nothing could ever beat a deep, rich, fudge and chocolatey brownie - but these do just the job whilst being gluten, lactose, (basically everything) free, and vegan to boot. I tried them out on my unsuspecting family and not a single comment, not even a guess as to whether a different recipe had been used. Even from my sister who's the Paul Hollywood of our family - result!
1 can of black beans
2 tbsp cocoa powder
40g quick oats
75g honey/maple syrup - depending on your taste and vegan preferences
2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase the above)
40g coconut or vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
115-140g chocolate chips (not optional)
Simply blend all the ingredients together in a food processor and then add in the chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 8x8 pan and let cook for 10-15 mins before cooling and tucking in. Why not play a game and see who can taste the magic ingredient - I'll bet you they can't!
Will you be making these? Let me know how they go if you do!