Mix up a batch of soft & fudgy black bean brownies with this quick & easy Ninja Blender Recipe.
I never even dreamed of using my Ninja blender to make baked goods until I discovered an Old Fashioned Apple Cookie recipe.
And, just yesterday, I found another way to use it – Black Bean Brownies.
My Ninja Blender (this one is similar to ours – affiliate link) was a wonderful Christmas gift (we gave ourselves, I believe) a few years ago, and I love it. It’s powerful enough to whir through ice cubes to make yummy smoothies – and it made this Black Bean Brownie recipe like a charm!
A Ninja Blender Recipe – Black Bean Brownies
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Ingredients you’ll need:
- 1 16 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed in warm water
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper.
Step 2: Mix the Black Bean Brownie batter in the Ninja Blender (or any blender or food processor).
- I started by adding only the black beans to the blender and pulsing it a few times.
- Adding the butter and turning the blender on for about 1 minute started to smooth out the mixture.
- Then adding all eggs and mixing it made it even
- I then added in all the remaining ingredients (except the chocolate chips) and blended until it was mixed together well.
- Once I removed the Ninja blender container from the base, I removed the center blade and scraped down the sides. Using a spatula, I made sure the batter was mixed together well.
Step 3: Pour the brownie batter into the parchment lined pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Step 4: Bake for 24-27 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely before removing from pan and cutting into pieces.
Additional tips for this Ninja Blender Black Bean Brownie recipe:
- I just treated myself to a new baking pan and this was the first recipe I’ve tried it on. It worked amazing! This professional 8 x 8 inch pan is made so the corners are nice and square – making the brownies all have sharp corners. I love how uniform each piece is! It also has a nifty non-stick base, and they came out of the pan like a dream.
- I’m usually super impatient when it comes to cutting brownies, but this time I waited until they were completely cool before slicing. Turns out, that really helps! In fact, I put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes after they had cooled completely. Then I warmed up my largest chef’s knife in hot water and dried it off between each slice. It worked like a charm. The warm knife easily sliced its way through the brownie, and melted the chocolate chips along the way so it came out nice and neat.
This black bean brownie recipe was inspired by this Black Bean Brownies post I wrote for Kids Activities Blog.
For other dessert recipes, you might want to check out:
- Texas Brownies
- Peanut Butter Fudge Bars
- 4-H Chocolate Brownies
- No Bake Scotcheroos – a delightful Rice Krispies Treat!
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