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Thermomix Recipes for TM5 and TM31 => Vegetarian => Vegan => Topic started by: squirrel on April 16, 2010, 05:50:07 am

Title: Black Bean Brownies
Post by: squirrel on April 16, 2010, 05:50:07 am
Black Bean Brownies

These brownies are dense and fudgy with a healthy twist.


1 cup of cooked black beans (canned or pre-cooked in Thmx)
2 whole bananas
1/3 cup Agave syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup rolled oats


Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.
Place the rolled oats in the Thmx and process for 10 sec on speed 8
Add all the other ingredients to the Thmx and blend until smooth, scrapping sides as needed.
Pour batter into a square cooking pan.
Bake approx 30 mins or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
Allow to cool before slicing.

Notes:  Add another 1/4 cup oats or flour if you find the brownies too soft or fudgy.
Title: Re: Black Bean Brownies
Post by: Thermomixer on April 17, 2010, 07:59:05 am
Sounds interesting.  At first I thought that it was with the Asian style fermented black beans - might have bean interesting !!
 :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Black Bean Brownies
Post by: Kristy-Anne on February 21, 2012, 09:52:01 pm
Could you substitute something for the oats to make it GF?
Title: Re: Black Bean Brownies
Post by: LeeJ on February 21, 2012, 09:59:14 pm
Can someone clarify what black beans are *blush*
Title: Re: Black Bean Brownies
Post by: Cuilidh on February 21, 2012, 10:12:58 pm
Black beans are a legume and are similar to red kidney beans.  I've never actually used them, but have eaten them and they are very nice with a texture much the same as red kidney beans.  I think I have seen tinned ones in our supermarket, but I wasn't taking a great deal of notice so I may be wrong there.  As with other legumes, you can buy them dried for soaking and cooking on later (freeze the excess for use in other meals).
Title: Re: Black Bean Brownies
Post by: judydawn on February 21, 2012, 10:16:26 pm
Quinoa flakes can be used as a substitute for rolled oats I believe.  I have also read where there is a GF version of oats available.

Advice given from here. (

LeeJ, ask in your local health food store or an Asian shop for canned black beans (not the salted variety).   I think they are also known as Turtle beans and I've read where borlotti beans can be substituted for the black beans.  I've never seen them myself.