Yep, that's right. Healthy proteins and fats never tasted so good.
I considered calling this "the best brownies ever" but I'll leave that judgement up to you. I've seen the black bean brownie recipe making the rounds so I thought I'd share the one I've tweaked a few times and has brought sheer joy to my clinic coworkers.
2 cup black beans (cooked or canned)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
All ingredients into the food processor for about 2 minutes or until the black beans don't look like themselves anymore. Bake in a 350 oven for 30 minutes in a 9x9 pan.
*Note: I experimented with this recipe first when I was living with an electric oven and it only took 30 minutes to cook. With my gas oven, for some reason it takes upwards of 45 minutes (the same happened to my colleague). If the knife comes out gooey, keep baking.
Meanwhile, you can make the frosting (while trying not to eat it all).
1 large ripe avocado
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp honey
dash of vanilla extract (optional)
Mash altogether. I used my best kitchen bud the SmartStick to work out all the lumps. Spread evenly on the brownies once they've cooled. Share with all your loved ones!