3.18.2012

Shallow Grave Black Bean Brownies

Rich, thick, chocolaty brownies.
These brownies happen to have one of my favorite beers included in the recipe - Heretic's Shallow Grave Porter.

Also, they happen to be vegan.

Also, they happen to have black beans in them.

Also, they happen to be delicious!

Also, I ran 10 miles of hills and mud yesterday and felt I deserved a beer and some chocolate. Bonus – I got both in one bite.
How did I end up using all of these ingredients together? It was a combination of blog surfing and just throwing some things together and hoping for the best. I was pleasantly surprised!

I read this, this, and this and came up with this:

Shallow Grave Black Bean Brownies
Printable Version 
1 ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour (use all purpose white if you can't find pastry flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 ¼ cup unsweetened coco powder
1 ¼ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 tablespoons brewed coffee (or 4 teaspoons of instant coffee mix)
1 cup Shallow Grave Porter (find some here) (if you don't want to use beer, feel free to sub this for more almond milk or water)
½ cup dark chocolate chips (just make sure there is no dairy in your chips to make sure they are vegan. Read this to know what your looking for.) 

How ya do it:
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
In a food processor or blender, blend beans, almond milk, vanilla, and coffee until smooth.
Combine the bean mixture with the dry goods, then add in the beer and ¼ cup of chocolate chips.
Pour mixture into a greased baking dish and top with the remaining chips.
Use a 9x13 for 24 brownies and cook for 25-30 minutes or use a 8x8 to make thick brownies and bake for 45-55 minutes.

Either way, bake until a toothpick or knife comes out mostly clean (I like them a little gooey). Let me cool and enjoy with your favorite beer!


Cheers!

Erica


1 comment:

  1. Crazy! Black bean brownies?! Vegan?! I'm amazed - but I know you have an excellent palate for desserts (treat Friday!) so I know it must be true. I'll have to try it out!

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