Double Chocolate Biscotti

Gosh darnit. I have a TERRIBLE memory, apparently. Yesterday, I said that I hadn’t posted the black bean brownie recipe. I thought I hadn’t since I was scrolling through posts during the summer and I guess I missed the actual post of the recipe. I did read that something that I was going to post that recipe though.

So, technically speaking, I am NOT behind on the posts on the recipes I’ve made. Instead, I just didn’t post this double chocolate biscotti I made in November and the whole wheat chocolate chip cookies (which will be in a different post).

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Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Cream butter and sugar together. Add the eggs and the vanilla.
  2. In separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, making sure all dry ingredients are incorporated before adding more. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Shape dough into a 12 x 4 inch log and place on a well greased baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut loaf into 3/4 inch slices and place back on baking sheet, cut side down. Bake again for 5 minutes then turn cookies over and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Let the cookies cool. I like my biscotti kind of soft. I’m not the big fan of the ones that break your teeth when you bite into them. If you like them harder, so that you can dip it into coffee, bake each side for 8 minutes.

Enjoy!

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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!