CHOCOLATE SPRINKLED BROWNIES made with BLACK BEANS and APPLESAUCE (healthy and low calorie!) that are easy to make! These homemade chocolate brownies are super fudgy and moist! My family considers this the BEST brownies recipe! The rainbow sprinkles on top make the brownies really pretty!
Right now I’m bean obsessed. We’ve been cooking our dry black beans we grew in the garden during the Summer on cold nights and it’s been such a treat to enjoy those grown with love beans during the Winter. I’ll be sharing a “How to Grow Black Beans” DIY soon because they’re so easy to grow and for me they’re one of the proudest garden accomplishments!
I mean seriously how cool is it to grow your own beans? So cool! What else is cool? Using black beans to make chocolate brownies! Did I mention that they’re extra delicious too?
You might associate black beans with tacos, salsas and salads pretty easily, but hopefully I’m able to persuade you to try baking with them because they make delicious desserts too. In the past I’ve baked with black beans, kidney beans, red beans and have had yummy results so I wanted to use our black beans in a new super chocolaty brownie recipe.
This recipe calls for 1 15 oz can of black beans which you’ll add with the rest of your ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. Because I wanted to use my homegrown dry beans, I did a overnight soak of my beans and then cooked them to get my 15 oz can worth. It’s a little extra work with dry beans, but it’s worth it if you want to give it a try. If not, it’s totally ok, just make it easier for yourself by using canned beans!
Here’s my garden beans, dry and cooked.