Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Beans and Brownies???

 Tonight I am attending a doTERRA Essential Oils meeting at a friend's house.  We were asked to bring a dessert using doTERRA Essential Oils.  I had these brownies at a recent class I attended and found it on the website.  I added a couple more drops of peppermint because I felt it needed a little more.  If it's too strong for you, cut it back to 4 drops of peppermint oil.  When I first saw the recipe, I thought, "Black beans in brownies?  Ick.  That sounds disgusting!"  I was so  WRONG!  Plus, it's gluten free!  I wish you could all come tonight so you could try it.

Oh!  I know!  I am having a class at my house June 11th at 1:00.  You are invited!  If you tell me you are coming, I will make these brownies to serve!  One little taste and you'll be hooked!

Peppermint Black Bean Brownies

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained, and rinsed
2 large eggs
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
*6 drops doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil
3/4 cup chocolate chips, divided

*The oils you buy in your local store are not always safe to consume and are not always the peppermint oil the bottle says it is.  doTERRA Peppermint is pure and safe to consume.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  Pour batter into large bowl and stir in ½ cup chocolate chips.  Pour into greased 8×8-inch pan and top with ¼ cup chocolate chips.  Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool and cut into pieces. Store in refrigerator.