A Trifle is a British dessert typically layering fruit, sponge cake which is soaked in sherry or wine, and custard. Usually topped with whipped cream. Squished in a glass container and oozing with goodness. I stir things up by turning the typical British trifle to the dark side with my favorite Black Bean Brownie Recipe.
Black Bean Brownie Recipe
This delicious chocolate chewy Black Bean Brownie recipe will fool anyone. It’s egg-free and can be made dairy-free. Since the main ingredient is black beans, you’re getting a boost of protein for dessert. Placed in a martini glass paired with red and white this recipe makes perfect date night dessert to share with your spouse once the kids go to bed. Get sensual with this Black Bean Brownie recipe.
What you need to make the Black Bean Brownie Recipe
- 1 Can of Black Beans (rinsed)
- 2 Flax Eggs (2 Tbsp ground raw flaxseed + 5 Tbsp of water. Let it sit together for 5 minutes)
- 1 Cup of Carnation Hot Chocolate Powder
- 2 Tbsp. of Coconut Oil
- 1/2 Cup of Walnuts
- 1/4 Cup of Sugar (I used coconut sugar)
- Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Black Bean Brownie Recipe Topping
- 1/2 Cup of Slivered Almonds
- 1/2 Cup of Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 1/2 Cup of Marshmellow
- 1/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350
- Add the first 7 ingredients to a high-powered food processor and buzz until combined.
- Add 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips and pulse twice.
- Pour the wet mixture from the food processor into a greased 8×8 pan.
- Top with the Black Bean Brownie Topping ingredients.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes. I like my brownies chewy, so I pull them out when they still jiggle a bit. Add 5-minute intervals till the brownies are done to your liking.
- Cool. This recipe makes an 8×8 pan, serving 8-10.
To Make The Martini Glass Trifle
- Once cooled layer Black Bean Brownie, raspberries, your favorite whip cream (I used homemade coconut whip cream) into your martini glass. Continue layering until your martini glass is full. Finish with a dollop of whip cream and drizzle with NESQUIK chocolate syrup.
Tip: Trifle is better when it’s been made ahead and placed in the fridge.
Extra: You’ll have plenty of Black Bean Brownies left over (this recipe makes an 8X8 tray, serving 8-10.) The leftovers can easily be done into small children sized portions and packed for school lunches with raspberries. Remember small treats for small bellies. Or freeze and duplicate the martini glass trifle layered with Black Bean Brownies for your next dinner party.
Stir Things Up
- Adults bring this trifle up a notch by drizzling your favorite Irish liquor or espresso after the Black Bean Chocolate Brownie layer.
- Use any berry or fruit you have on hand. Banana’s and strawberries are my favorite.
- A dollop of Peanut Butter would be heavenly.
This Black Bean Brownie Recipe is:
- Crunchy Topping
- Perfect combination of berries and chocolate
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