Lex's Famous Black Bean Brownies

If you've been lucky enough to sample Lex's brownies then you will know what we are talking about - these may very well be the best brownies in the world!

Lex hails from Canada originally and we suspect this recipe has been past on from hipster grannie to hipster grannie for centuries. Check out Lex here

We think you'll love it! 

Ingredients

85gr Cocoa powder
2 tins of cooked black beans (drained weight 500gr) 
150gr of butter or coconut oil
150gr of blended (pitted) dates
4 eggs
1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
100gr of chopped walnuts or nuts of your choice

Method
Preheat oven 170/gas mark 5
Line baking dish (20X20)
Rinse black beans and drain
Melt butter and leave to cool
Blend dates with 2 tablespoons of water until smooth
Put beans, eggs, cocoa, date puree and vanilla extract into a deep bowl and blend.
Stir in half of chopped nuts and pour brownie mix into tray evenly, sprinkle remaining nuts on top bake for 40 minutes. 
Leave to cool and cut. Yum.

This recipe is gluten free and substitutes flour with black bean which adds more protein and fibre to the recipe. It also uses dates which have more fibre, vitamins and minerals than sugar and add a lovely caramel flavour.