Black Bean Brownies

Hey hey everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing great, thank you very much. I have been so busy lately and I have been neglecting my blog. I will have things updated. Don’t worry!

Anyway, I decided to make black bean brownies the other day (as in, a couple weeks ago). I tried black bean brownies once because a friend of mine made some. So, I decided to make my own. Here’s how it turned out.

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Not bad, right? It tasted pretty good too. Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans, drained
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease an 8×8 baking pan.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a food processor, except for the chocolate chips if you are using them.
  3. Pulse until smooth and well combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the baking pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips, walnuts, or whatever you want on the brownie batter.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Take them out, let them cool, and enjoy!

Now, you have a delicious dessert that is high in fiber and protein!

Do you like brownies?

Have you ever used beans in desserts? – I love chickpea cookies! 

Black Bean Quinoa

Let’s make this for dinner tonight. It’s Black Bean Quinoa.

Black bean salsa quinoa

It actually tastes really good! On top of that, it’s pretty rich in nutrients. Quinoa is a complete protein and you get more from the black beans. Plus, you get fiber from the black beans. Females need 25 grams of fiber a day while males need 38 grams of fiber a day. One needs 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories eaten per day.  Most Americans consume 12-18 grams each today, half the recommended amount.  This recipe is a delicious way to sneak it in.

Here’ the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried quinoa, cooked
  • 1 can black beans (low sodium preferred, or you can cook your own black beans and use 3 cups of it)
  • 1 cup homemade salsa (or from the store. Look for ones low in sodium and with simple ingredients)
  • shredded cheese (optional)

Directions:

  1. If you haven’t already, cook the quinoa. You can use low sodium vegetable broth to cook the quinoa to give it more flavor. You can also use a homemade broth of your choice. You’ll need 2 cups of it to cook the 1 cup of dried quinoa.
  2. Drain and rinse the black beans. Add it in with the quinoa as it is cooking.
  3. Once the quinoa is done cooking, take out the black bean/quinoa and pour into a bowl.
  4. Mix in the salsa
  5. Enjoy! Top it off with some shredded cheese.

I hope you guys like this recipe! It’s one of my favorites. It’s also quick and easy to make.

Do you like quinoa?

How do you usually cook/eat quinoa?