Yes. Azuki beans in a brownie.
No. They don’t taste like beans. They taste like dense, chocolatey, delicious brownies.
They don’t have flour in them. They don’t have eggs and they don’t have to have milk either.
My kids are obsessed with them, especially the babies. I have already had twelve people taste them and not one person could guess the secret ingredient.
I got the idea from Chocolate Covered Katie. She has the most awesome recipes if you are trying to eat healthier desserts.
I used her Black Bean Brownie recipe with a few changes. I used Azuki beans because my nutritionist/naturopath ran some tests on me that revealed that I am slightly lacking in iron.
His first suggestion was to get some Azuki Beans. And of course, my first suggestion was that I make myself BROWNIES.
I used date syrup as the only sweetener in these and I used Kinder chocolate fingers (and just a few) instead of chocolate chips. I also made the same brownies with black beans but I found that the Azuki beans added a slightly better taste, maybe a tad bit sweeter.
This batter is totally fine for kids. No raw eggs or loads of sugar. My one and a half-year old tried it out for you. And yes, he wears his twin sister’s pajamas and his big brother’s shoes backwards. He is obsessed with everyone’s shoes but his own. He won’t keep his own shoes on for more than an hour.