So I want to be a pastry chef, right?
And I’m pretty sure I go to culinary school, where I study patisserie. And I go to classes, where I like, bake stuff.
And last time I checked, I worked at a cupcake shop, where like five times a week, I bake stuff.
And I think I have a blog, which I bake stuff for all the time.
And I want to work in a bakery, even own my own one day, yeah? Pretty sure I’ll have to bake stuff for that, too.
Well. I am totally on the right track in life. Because I am so smart, and so amazing at baking, that I totally forgot to put the chocolate chips in the mixture for these brownies.
HOW does that even happen?!?
I was wondering why it looked like there was hardly any batter when I poured it in the pan. And I didn’t realize what I’d done then. Nope. I put the pan in the oven anyway.
It was only 7 minutes into baking, when I was looking over Maura’s photos, that I realized this thing is supposed to have chocolate chips in it. Ugh!
So I pulled the pan out of the oven quick as I could, dumped a bag of chocolate chips on it and sort of swirled them in with a knife.
This is real life, people.
Luckily for me they worked out anyway. Even though half the chips melted.
So here we have some gooey black bean brownies. WITH chocolate chips inside. Just remember to stir yours through BEFORE you put the pan in the oven. Like a normal person. Okay?
- 1 x 400g (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- ½ cup quick oats or rolled oats processed fine
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- 2 tbsp strong black coffee
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅔ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line an 8 x 8 inch pan with baking paper.
- Put the beans in the food processor and process until smooth. Add the maple syrup and canola oil and continue to process until smooth and there are no lumps of beans left.
- Add the processed oats, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, baking powder and salt and process until combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips by hand (don't forget!).
- Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, until the center is set. Allow to cool completely before cutting. Makes 16 brownies.
Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie via My Healthy ‘Ohana.