Friday, February 11, 2011

Eggless Banana Black Bean Brownie

Banana Black Bean Brownie - Does it sound weird? But the taste doesn't. If you like moist, dense and fudge brownies and love the flavor of banana, then you should definitely try this out. The main star ingredient is Black Beans in this nutritious brownie. But you can barely taste it, but the flavor of banana is predominant. So if you love bananas, then instead of making banana bread next time with those ripe ones try this nutritious, protein rich brownie. The additions of walnuts give a nice crunch and the small amount of oats give this little bit texture. I used Xylitol for sweetening. Do you know Xylitol doesn't cause cavities like sugar. They taste best after atleast a day of refrigeration. If you try this out, let me know how you liked it.

Preparation Time - 10 Minutes
Cooking Time - 30 Minutes
Serves - Makes around 12 Brownies


Black Beans - 2 Cups(Soaked, Cooked, Rinsed and Drained)
Organic Ripe Bananas - 3(Medium sized)
Xylitol - 1/4 Cup

Unsweetened Cocoa powder - 1/4 Cup

Cinnamon - 1/2 Tsp

Vanilla extract - 1 Tsp

Instant Oats - 1/4 Cup

Oats Flour - 1/4 Cup

Walnuts chopped - 1/3 Cup

For Topping

100% Dark Chocolate(Unsweetened) - Few pieces

Milk - 2 Tbsp

Xylitol - 2 Tbsp or per taste.

Vanilla extract - few drops


1) Preheat oven to 350F.

2) Combine all the ingredients except Oats, Oats Flour and Walnuts in a food processor blend until smooth. The beans should not be visible and the addition of bananas will give enough liquid to make a nice smooth batter.

3) Now add the Oats, Oats Flour and Walnuts and combine thoroughly.

4) Grease or line Parchment paper to 8x8" pan and pour the batter in the pan and bake for around 30 minutes till a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

5) Cool in a wire rack and slice after completely cooled.

6) Add chocolate, milk, vanilla extract and xylitol in a bowl and slightly warm it so that the chocolate melts and  once the chocolate is in spreadable consistency using a spoon spread it on top of the baked and cooled brownies.

7) Refrigerate the brownies at least for one day and enjoy. The flavor, taste of black beans becomes very much unnoticeable after a day.

Check here for the Original Recipe.

Notes - The consistency of the batter depends on the size of the bananas and ripeness. If the bananas are big, make it two instead of three. The batter should be thick and in case you find the batter is two runny add another 1/4 cup of Oats or Oat Flour.


Priya said...

Wow black beans in brownies, thats truly amazing..

Miriam said...

I have heard of beans in desserts before, but I've never seen them look so good :), well done!
I really like your site, just found it...I'm a vegetarian too!! Enjoy your weekend, Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Kay said...

Sadhana, nice to discover one more veggie blog. That brownie looks great!

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks lovely and moist...addition of black bean is v new

Umm Mymoonah said...

This is one amazing brownie, looks so scrumptious. I love your idea of adding black beans to the brownie.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Thanks for visiting my space dear,urs luks awesome...Loved this yummy dessert...Keep rocking!

Indie.Tea said...

I've seen an increasing number of desserts with black bean. Your brownies with banana and black beans sound so good...

Ally said...

black beans...interesting!! Love the entry!

Vidhya said...

Wow I am so impressed by your space,so many healthy and yummy entries.Will be checking back on you as this is the way I would love to be one day.:)

aipi said...

A very new recipe for me and I am loving how moist n soft it looks..thanks for sharing :)

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Treat and Trick said...

Such a healthy and yummy dessert! Looks fabulous...

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Thanks all for your precious time and posting your comments. Really appreciate it.

Priya's Feast said...

luvly treat on brownie...never tried with black bean..luks sooo yummmmy

Satya said...

Sinfully wonderful brownie.. with black beans is amazing..

Rachu said...

The combination did sound weird. But after reading the recipe, it does sound delicious. thanks for the lovely comments.. this is a beautiful space of yours..

Swathi said...

Delicious healthy browine. Love the idea of trying with black beans.

saffronstreaks said...

absolutely new to me, seems interesting to use black beans in brownie. looks so yummy
loved your space

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