If you’ve ever ventured into the world of internet healthy eating, you have definitely heard of Kylie. She is the genius behind the blog, Imma Eat That.
Recently, I had a craving for some super fudgy brownies, and I knew that she had everything that I needed. This recipe for “less slutty” brownies covers a sweet tooth, a health kick, and any craving in between.
I recommend making these double-decker brownies just before bed and letting them chill in the fridge overnight.
The original recipe can be found here.
And the following is my adapted recipe with some variations and commentary. Courtesy of moi.
- Preheat oven to 350F. In a food processor, process black beans and melted chocolate until smooth. (This seems to take only a few seconds, but process for a little longer. Make sure that all of the beans are broken down and combined with the chocolate.) Scrape down the sides of your food processor and add in greek yogurt, egg, vanilla, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Process until completely smooth. Scoop batter into a non-stick/greased 8x8in baking dish. (The texture will be a lot like a mousse, so don’t be alarmed if it’s not like a regular brownie batter.) Spread to the corners of the dish. (I noticed that the recipe hardly made any batter. If you don’t want to make the cookie dough, double the brownie recipe.) Bake for 25 minutes, or until center has set. (Mine took around 30 minutes to be completely cooked through.) Allow brownies to cool for at least 10 minutes before adding the cookie dough layer on top.
- While the brownies cool, make your cookie dough. The cookie dough layer will NOT be baked. In a bowl combine oat flour, quick oats, cinnamon, salt and chocolate chips. Add in peanut butter, mashed banana and honey. Combine until a dough is formed. Dough will seem tough. (Take a long time combining these ingredients. It may seem done, but you can always mix it more. Just stir until you can’t stir any longer!) Drop the dough by spoonfuls on to your brownies. Use your hands to gently press the cookie dough into a layer. Slice and eat.
- These get better if you let them sit in the fridge overnight and then eat them cold. If you are serving them to people, I would serve them cold.
Originality/ Creativity: 10/10
Time: About 45 minutes of cooking and overnight in the fridge
Overall Score: 6.5/10
The taste of these double-deckers were what you would expect from a black bean brownie recipe– interesting. They lacked the powerful chocolate that I wanted, so I would add more in the future. (I included this in my revised recipe.) The top had little to no flavor, so I added a little something-something to that, too. (Also included)
The number one pro to these brownies is the texture. THEY ARE UNBELIEVABLY FUDGY. It was like eating a block of fudge, without all of the chocolatey flavor. If you want that thick and rich bite, make these. You won’t be disappointed.
Overall, they were the perfect and healthy alternative to those chocolate chip fudgy brownies we’re used to eating. Make these as soon as possible to satisfy that sweet tooth!