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Garden Gate Kate's Note:
Medjool dates are the only sweetener used in these black bean brownies. This is a decadently fudgy and chocolaty brownie which does not taste at all like black beans or dates. You'll be addicted for life.
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- 1Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Generously grease 8" by 8" baking pan.
- 2In food processor, place dates, 2 cups black beans, and oil or butter and puree until smooth.
- 3Add baking soda, vanilla, and 1/4 cup cocoa powder and puree until completely smooth.
- 4Taste and add additional cocoa powder, one tablespoon at a time, pureeing and taste testing after each addition, as desired. Taste testing is necessary because dates often vary in sweetness. (I use 1/2 cup cocoa powder because I prefer my brownies to taste like dark chocolate.) Mixture should taste deeply fudgy and chocolaty and not taste like black beans, dates, or overly sweet. Mixture should taste like rich dark chocolate but not bitter. Allow food processor to blend for 3 to 5 minutes without stop to emulsify.
- 5Pour batter into deep bowl. Add eggs and combine with electric mixer.
- 6Pour batter into greased baking pan. Bake until slightly firm on top and edges pull away from the sides of the pan for 30 minutes.
- 7Allow to cool slightly and cut into 6 pieces. Eat while warm. Store in refrigerator or freeze. Brownies are still delicious when they are eaten slightly cold.
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Nutritional Facts for Kate's Black Bean Brownies Sweetened With Medjool Dates
Serving Size: 1 (122 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 259.3
- Calories from Fat 93
- Total Fat 10.3 g
- Saturated Fat 2.1 g
- Cholesterol 104.1 mg
- Sodium 146.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 34.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 8.1 g
- Sugars 15.9 g
- Protein 9.9 g