Candied Ginger & Blueberry Black Bean Brownies


If you’re a brownie purist, these might not be for you. I know many people like their baked goods plain jane (Dad) and don’t want anything in their brownies or cookies. Not judging, okay? I’m also aware of the stigma regarding black bean brownies. I, myself, have tried several different black bean brownie recipes in the past and most of them were…to put it bluntly…icktastic.

Not these. 

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian. ”

— Linda McCartney

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These chewy, gooey black bean brownies are studded with sweet blueberries, zesty candied ginger, and dark chocolate chunks. 

print recipeCandied Ginger & Blueberry Black Bean Browniesby October-17-2014Chewy, gooey black bean brownies studded with sweet blueberries, zesty candied ginger, and dark chocolate chunks. Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. ground flax seed
  • ¼ cup + 3 Tbsp. cold water
  • ½ cup quick oats, dry
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 15 oz. can of black beans, rinsed well
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar (molasses or maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup dried blueberries
  • ¼ cup candied ginger, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • dash of flake salt for garnish (optional)

InstructionsIn a small bowl, whisk together the ground flax and water. Allow to rest until ready to use. In a food processor, process the oats until the consistency of flour. Transfer to a medium bowl and whisk in the cocoa powder and salt. Add the black beans through and including the vanilla, as well as the flax mixture, to the food processor and process until the black beans are completely pulverized and smooth. Preheat oven to 375 F and coat a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with a nonstick cooking spray.Transfer the bean mixture into a large bowl and slowly add in the oat mixture, stirring to combine. Stir in the blueberries, ginger, and dark chocolate. Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake at 375 F for about 30-35 minutes, until the top of the brownies feel set. Allow them to cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting into them. Sprinkle with flake salt. Store in the fridge.DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16

Dutch Word of The Day

Blueberry –> bosbes (bose-bess)

Good Deed of The Day

Today’s deed is a little different…it’s to help me! Please let me know your favorite vegan fare in Ohio. Or your favorite vegan goodies from either Whole Foods and/or Trader Joes. Or any calming or fun activities to do on the plane. Especially if you’re skeezed out by flying. 

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