Black Bean Brownies by Lonneke for Vogue Nederland

One Christmas, Vogue Nederland gathered 5 women who are food experts to share a recipe that would together make up that year's "Vogue NL Christmas Dinner" (or in Dutch: Vogue Kerst Diner.  For some reason they have removed the page on their website, but we still have this delicious treat for you!

I was asked to submit the dessert.

Here you can find the recipe in English for the vegan Black Bean Brownies by Lonneke for Vogue Nederland:

Vogue NL Christmas Dinner
A simple and delicious chocolate dessert that is a bit healthier due to the use of black beans. Also great as an in between snack if you need some extra energy.

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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: black bean brownies Christmas edition
Serves: 4

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Ingredients
  • a can of black beans, rinsed and cooked for 1 hour. (about 240 gr of black beans after draining them)
  • 2 teaspoons broken flaxseeds
  • 4 tsp water
  • 10 gr raw cocoa powder
  • 40 gr oatmeal flakes
  • ⅙ tsp salt
  • 75 gr sweetness (I used a mix of 40 gr of maple syrup and 35 gr of agave syrup)
  • 20 gr coconut oil
  • 20 gr cacao butter
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 130 gr chocolate chips or small pieces of chocolate of your choice
  • 4 table spoons of shredded coconut
  • decoration:
  • mint leaves
  • frozen blue berries
  • half a cup of beet juice

Instructions
  1. Heat oven at 180C (about 350F)
  2. Mix the broken flaxseeds with the water until it becomes a jelly
  3. Mix all other products in a mixer except the chocolate chips.
  4. Afterwards mix in the chocolate chips in the dough with a spoon
  5. Pour the dough into a non stick or buttered up baking pan and preferably make a ½ inch thick layer of dough.
  6. Bake it in 15-18 minutes.
  7. Let it cool a bit and cut the brownie into squares.
  8. Pour a bit of coconut flakes on top, which will make it look a bit like Winter.
  9. For the sauce in the picture I mixed a bit of beet juice and frozen blueberries and warmed it for a second so it mixes. I poured it on the plate with a spoon in a pattern.
  10. For decoration you can use a small mint leaf.
  11. Serve with a scoop of organic ice cream, like vanilla ice cream.
  12. Enjoy!

Love, Lonneke

 


OYL vegan black bean chocolate brownies

I love chocolate! And what is better than a brownie? Organic & vegan black bean chocolate brownies! Here is our version of this delicious organic treat, that is not too bad for you considering a large part of the brownie is made with black beans! I LOVE this brownie! And Dirk Verest makes this one for me all the time.. lucky me ;)

Love, Lonneke

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OYL vegan black bean chocolate brownies
A healthier version of a chocolate brownie made with black beans!

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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 4

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Ingredients
  • 240gr of drained canned black beans cooked for an hour (keep in mind there is water added in cans, you need to take the weight without the water, a can of 400 grams is usually 240 grams of black beans)
  • 2 tbsp broken flaxseeds
  • 4 tbsp of water
  • 10 gr cocoa powder
  • 40 gr quick oats
  • ⅙ tsp salt
  • 40 gr maple syrup
  • 35 gr agave syrup
  • 20 gr coconut oil/cream
  • 20 gr cacao butter
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 130 gr chocolate chips

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 180C/350F
  2. Mix the flaxseeds first with the water and stir until the flax seeds have absorbed the water and the consistency is more solid.
  3. Add all the other products except the chocolate chips together and mix everything together in a blender to make a smooth texture.
  4. Mix in the chocolate chips. (if the chips are too big you can cut it with a knife before mixing it in)
  5. Pour in a greased baking dish of 20cm by 20cm (8 x 8 inch) and smooth out.
  6. Put in oven and bake for about 15-18 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes
You can add freeze dried organic coffee or cinnamon for a different flavor!

I used pure organic 70% cocoa chocolate for the chocolate nibs

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