Happy Herbivore’s Vegan Black Bean Brownies
I’ve been wanting to try Happy Herbivore’s vegan black bean brownies for quite some time now, and tonight I decided it was time to make a batch. I would have preferred to make Lindsay’s recipe exactly as written, but due to my lack of ingredients I had to make a couple of changes. Since I didn’t have canned beans, I used prepared dry beans. I was also out of instant oats so I replaced them with steel cut oats. To account for the lack of sodium in my prepared dry beans I should have added a little salt, but unfortunately I didn’t think of it until they were already in the oven.
When the brownies had cooled and it was time to try them, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. They look so good, but bean brownies?! Oh my goodness, they’re really good! They aren’t exactly like the flour and egg replacer brownies that I’m used to, but a little less sweet and more dense. They do taste healthy. Mine weren’t as fudgey as others who have made this recipe reported, so I’m guessing it’s because I used cooked dry beans rather than canned. To compensate I topped them off with a little vegan chocolate syrup and perfection! The best part is that my two year old son absolutely loves these bean brownies and I’m so excited that they’re actually good for him! I never would have thought to use beans in desserts; I’m so thankful that Lindsay shared her fabulous bean vegan dessert recipe on Happy Herbivore!