Wow, that title was a mouthful. 🙂 I’ll say it before you do – I know it’s a bit crazy to make brownies with vegetables and legumes….just crazy! But when you have chocolate cravings as much as I do, you need to find ways to make those cravings healthy!
That being said, these brownies are actually so tasty. Surprisingly tasty actually. This recipe makes dense, chewy, fudgy brownies that will satisfy any chocolate craving. I tried numerous times to get this recipe right. Once with only black beans…once with only sweet potatoes. Neither tasted liked this recipe with the combination of both.
I start by pulsing the sweet potatoes and black beans in a food processor until creamy smooth. I wanted to make a base that was somewhat thick to resemble a more fudge-like brownie. I’ll admit, the look of the mixture isn’t that attractive sans chocolate and brownie ingredients. Once you add the other ingredients and fold in chocolate chips, the batter starts to come to life. I like to do a taste-test before the brownies go into the oven just to make sure it tastes like a true chocolate batter.
The batter is thick, so you need to make sure you spread it evenly in the baking pan. Also, these brownies bake for about 40 minutes. I like to make sure the batter is cooked in the middle!
I like to dust a little confectioners sugar on top of the brownies when they come out of the oven with a mini strainer. It adds just a bit of sweetness to each brownie.
I think most people might question this recipe when the first read this post. To be honest, I was a little hesitant to try the brownies too but once I did, I realized that you couldn’t taste the sweet potatoes or black beans. All you can really taste is the thick fudginess of the raw cacao and sweetness of the chocolate chips. They tasted like normal brownies!
So, feed these brownies to your kids to keep them healthy but don’t tell them what’s in them. 🙂 If they like fudgy, chewy brownies, they’ll never know the difference. 🙂