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Vegan Super B Brownies – ((Black Beans and Beets!))

23 May

THESE ARE AMAZING.  So I have tried many a vegan brownie/cake/dessert/anything baked recipe, and many times things come out great, but most of the time my family just complains that the “real” versions are better.   However, after making this recipe that I found on Pinterest ((and tweeked to be my own)), it was completely eaten in less than 24 hours, and my mom even said it was better than the Martha Stewart Chocolate Cake that my family is obsessed with.

That said… in a month I have already made three batches of these brownies, including on Mother’s Day.  The beans and beets add tons of nutrition as well as smoothness, and honestly, you would never even know they were in these brownies AND you would never know these brownies are vegan.  I’m salivating just writing about them right now…

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They are so incredibly moist and rich.  I made them with a Vegan Chocolate Mousse on top as a frosting, with NO ADDED SUGAR, and the only ingredients being coconut milk, dates, cocoa powder, and a dash of vanilla. ((NOTE: be sure to strain after blending the dates to get an extra smooth chocolate mousse… mmmm))

First, make the black bean and beet puree…
1 small can black beans
1 medium/large beet
It should look like this:
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INGREDIENTS:

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup black bean and beet puree ((if you have a lot extra, make another batch))
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup organic sugar
3/4 cup unbleached flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS:

1)  Prepare an 8X8 baking dish by coating lightly with olive oil, and then coating with cocoa powder or sugar.  Create a cooking bath by filling a large saucepan with water and boiling, and placing another small bowl on top of the water.  Place the chocolate chips in the small bowl to melt them without burning.

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2)  While those are heating up and melting, whisk all wet ingredients together ((bean/beet puree, olive oil, vanilla)), and all dry ingredients together separately ((sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa)), then add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk together until well mixed.

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3)  Finally, add the melted chocolate from the hot water bath into the mixture and whisk until completely mixed.  Add this mixture into the prepared baking dish.  Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for a half hour.  Preheat your oven to 350 while waiting.
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Lookin’ goooood.  Bake for about 25-30 minutes, then let it rest out of the oven for about ten minutes before serving.

Delish.  Please try this recipe, it definitely will not disappoint!

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