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Author Notes: What to do with leftover adzuki beans? Make brownies! Adzuki beans are naturally sweet, and in this recipe, they substitute for flour. I added some espresso powder to give them a coffee punch, and the whole thing goes in the food processor - what could be more simple! They also provide a wallop of fiber, so they're healthy too! Sounds weird, tastes great. Produces a really fudgey, cakey, moist brownie. Even your kids will like them. And they're gluten free! - Burnt Offerings - Burnt Offerings
Food52 Review: For a rich, dark chocolate-espresso brownie with a dense cake-like crumb, look no further. Did I mention they are gluten-free? With a smart substitution of cooked adzuki bean for all-purpose flour, Burnt Offerings has created a delicious brownie recipe that mixes easily in the bowl of your food processor. Lending their natural sweetness, adzuki beans are a wonderful complement to chocolate and provide an additional boost of fiber and protein. In other words, these brownies not only taste amazing, but they are good for you too. - gingerroot
Makes 16 brownies
- 2 cups cooked Adzuki Beans (from 1 cup dry)
- 3 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder - I used Ghiradelli
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons espresso powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- pinches of salt
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
- To cook the Adzuki beans, let them soak overnight in water, drain them, and then cover them with fresh water and bring to a boil, and simmer gently for 40 minutes. Drain the beans and rinse well in cold water. Cool.
- Preheat the oven to 350' and spray an 8"X8" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips into the bowl of a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
- Add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and carefully incorporate into the batter.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle remaining chips on top.
- Bake 30-35 minutes, until the edges start to pull away from the pan and a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean. Cool and enjoy!
- This recipe is a Community Pick!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Gluten-Free Baked Good