Moist and rich, these brownies use black beans as the base making them free of any flour–glutinous or otherwise. The addition of instant coffee or grain beverage like Roma or Pero adds further depth to their flavor. These are favorite among the volleyball club players.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and 8 x 8 square baking dish.
Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla and coffee in a blender.
Blend until smooth. Mix in coconut, if desired and combine well. Pour mixture into the baking dish. Bake until top is dry and edges of brownies pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.
Energetics: Full, sweet and sweet, they enter the Earth organs of Stomach & Spleen. Because of the dense complex carbohydrates and protein provided by the black beans they do not spike the blood sugar as many empty sweet desserts do. Black beans enter the Kidneys and nourish nourish yin.
Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM)
Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN)
AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner
I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice at Pulse Holistic Health offer Amma Therapy, Holistic Nutrition therapy sessions and classes for the public. In 2016, I started teaching Amma therapy apprentices again. I write regularly and offer classes in continuing education and for the public.