Bean brownies are another version of classic brownies. However, those deserve a title of light and healthy. Still lovely flavour and still very decadent. Just lots fewer calories. High in protein and fibre, which makes it perfect for weekday lunch box or as a reward after a day in the office.
For vegan option replace eggs with 2/3 of a cup of soaked chia seeds. To prepare them you need to soak 2 tbsp of chia in a cup of warm plant-based milk or water. Leave it for 15 min, then stir and leave for further half an hour.
ingredients for fit bean brownies
1 can of red kidney beans – drained and rinsed. You can as well dry them with kitchen towel from excess moisture
1 small ripe banana
2 eggs + 1 egg white or chia seeds
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp of coconut oil (put the jar in hot water for few minutes and it will melt, makes it easier to blend)
100g of brown sugar (or any solid sweetener you want to use)
1 tsp of baking powder
Optional – raisins / cherries / nuts
Blend everything together until very smooth. Add an option of your choice ( I like it with chopped walnuts) and mix it gently together. Pour the mix into lined baking tray. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes in 180C / Gas mark 4 / Fan 160C
When it’s ready, take it out of the oven and let it cool on the cooling rack. Cut into squares. You can serve it with fresh fruit, icing sugar or make a very decadent chocolate glaze.
Decadent chocolate glaze: 1 cup of coconut milk (watery part) or plant milk of your choice, 1 tbsp of agar, 2 tbsp of icing sugar, 1tsp of vanilla extract and 1 tbsp of cocoa powder. Mix everything together and bring it to boil. Boil for 1 min stirring constantly. Pour it over warm cake and leave it to cool. It will set in about 15-20 minutes. Then just enjoy.