· By Julia Boase
Chocolate Black Bean Brownies
These gooey-chocolatey black bean brownies are sure to be a hit with your kids. They are so good I suggest you get them in the freezer fast otherwise they're sure to disappear off the cooling rack!
Black beans are a good source of fibre, iron, folate and protein making this brownie a great snack option to boost your lunch box nutrition. Best of all the brownies require minimal prep, you can make them in your food processor.
Chocolate Black Bean Brownies - Makes 16
1 x 400g tin black beans, drained and rinsed
2 Tbs coco powder
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup choc chips
smarties to decorate (optional)
125g melted butter
Line at 20 cm x 20cm baking tray. Heat oven to 160 degrees C fan forced, or 180 degrees C for a conventional oven.
Put all ingredients into food processor (minus chocolate chips and raspberries (if using) ) and blitz until smooth. Stir through chocolate chips and raspberries and pour into prepared baking tray.
Optional - decorate the top with frozen raspberries, smarties or choc chips.
Pour into a 20 x 20cm pan tin and bake 180 for 20 mins. Cool and cut into 16 pieces. Freeze for up to 3 months.