With its bizarre punctuation and nomenclature, I find Twitter rather confusing. But I did finally join (page here). So I’ve been adding friends and bloggers to my Twitter feed, and came across a tweet from Modern Domestic asking for wheat-free dessert suggestions. This reminded me of a recipe I made recently that was featured on 101 Cookbooks and is definitely worth re-publicizing: Amazing Black Bean Brownies!
That’s right. Brownies made from beans. They’re gluten-free, sweetened with agave nectar instead of sugar, and sound like they should be funny-tasting hippie food. But they were really good! The brownies were tender and rich, with more chocolate flavor than I’d expected given the ingredient ratios. Maybe not quite as dense and fudgy as I prefer my brownies, but nor were they outside of the normal range of typical brownie textures and tastes.
I wouldn’t necessarily classify this as health food, but I like the idea of subbing out some refined carbohydrates in favor of more protein and fiber.