From FoodCorps Service Member Jessica Manly in Kalispell, MT

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25-30 mins
Yield: 12 brownies

Brownie Ingredients:

  • 1 pound cooked black lentils or black beans
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable, coconut, or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking powder (for more cake-like brownies)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup sweetener of your choice (honey, sugar, agave, stevia, etc.)

Brownie Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8′-by-8′ square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, and sweetener, in a blender; blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 25-30 minutes.

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 roasted or boiled beet
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of your choice (honey, sugar, agave, stevia, etc.)
  • A pinch of salt

Frosting Directions:

  1. Whip avocado, beet, and oil in a blender until combined and no lumps remain.
  2. Add in vanilla and salt.
  3. Add sweetener slowly and mix until combined.