Let’s see here, I’m currently trying to waste as much time as possible by writing up another waffle recipe. I have been wanting to try a black bean/chocolate waffle for a while now but it wasn’t until I see that Alex had posted a black bean recipe that I finally gave in.
I had heard from countless sources that black beans enriched the cocoa in brownies and I assumed that was going to work well for waffles. Which is certainly worked well.
Since I recently got a new magic bullet for my birthday (the black edition…the only big advantage for me is they have bigger cups LOL), I thought it would be easiest to try it this way.
2/3 cup flour
¼ cup dark cocoa (I used Hershey’s cocoa personally)
½ cup pureed black beans (done in my magic bullet)
½ cup milk
1 tablespoon oil
1 tsp baking powder
*I did not add sweetener
Add the wet ingredients together (egg, milk, oil and beans…)
Then add the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa) followed by baking powder.
Add more milk if want a lighter, fluffier waffle but I recommend a dense.
I actually really enjoyed how dense these were and the fact that I didn’t use sweetener. They tasted more like a big dark piece of fudge then anything. I couldn’t taste the beans at all but maybe that was because they were pureed right into there. It’s nicer healthier version that you could use a waffle staple in the mornings.
I thought about not puring the black beans and just having them as little surprises when biting into the waffle then realized that might be a bit borderline weird.
Question for you: Have you ever used black beans in a recipe?