Food Friday ~ ‘Magic’ Brownies

07/28/2020
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What would your ultimate dessert be? My ultimate dessert must be sweets, chocolate and memorable! I tend to pass on things like cakes and cookies, unless it is a BROWNIE. Brownies are my weakness. They are rich, moist and melt in your mouth delicious! The only problem with brownies is they are not great for the waistline!

When searching for a gluten free brownie recipe, I came across the ‘magic’ brownie recipe! This is not your normal brownie. In place of flour, it uses avocados and kidney beans! Cool right? Excited as I was, I was immediately worried they wouldn’t taste good. I mean who uses kidney beans in a sweet dessert? Up for the challenge, I whipped up a batch of magic brownies and was amazed how easy and quick the recipe came together. I was skeptical when I put the first bite in my mouth, but was amazed and the rich, chocolatey flavour. The real test came when I served them to my kids. DS7 is quite picky when it comes to vegetables, so I left out the fact that there was hidden vegetables in the brownie. It was gobbled up in 10 seconds flat! When I asked what he thought of the brownie, he said it was the best brownie he had ever eaten! When I told him what was IN the brownie he was shocked! He said “WOW that is Magic! These must be a MAGIC BROWNIE”, hence this recipe is called the Magic Brownie.

The ‘Magic’ part of these brownies are the hidden vegetables!Food Friday ~ ‘Magic’ BrowniePrep time: 10 minsCook time: 40 minsTotal time: 50 minsServes: 12Adapted from What Katie’s Baking BlogIngredients

  • 1 can of red kidney beans
  • ½ cup avocado ( I used one full medium sized Avacado)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract (I omited due to my allergy to Almonds)
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips (The more chocolate the better!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Butter a 8×8 pan to prevent the brownie from sticking (It also works well with mini muffin tins too!)
  3. Using a food blender, blend up the avocado and kidney beans. Make sure you turn it into a puree. (I left some lumps behind and found kidney bean shell casings in my brownies!)
  4. Transfer to a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips). Mix by hand until well blended.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips and pour into pan.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, turning the pan halfway through
  7. Completely cool
  8. Cut into bite sized pieces and ENJOY!
** Recipe from What Katie’s Cooking Blog
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