Yes, you read the title correctly. 

I intended to make a savoury bean bake because I had leftover, cooked cauliflower that had to be used up.

But my chocolate craving just happened to be in the stratosphere.

What to do?

Use both chocolate and cauliflower in the bean bake, of course. The result? Amazingly delicious and brownie-like without a hint of healthy vegetable lurking in the depths!

Try it on your family and see if they can guess the secret ingredient? The spouse couldn’t and just rolled his eyes when I told him.

Makes 8 pieces or slices

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups white navy beans (19 oz. can), drained and rinsed
  • ½-1 cup cauliflower, cooked
  • 3 eggs (no substitutes)
  • ¾ cup sweetener
  • 1½ tbsps. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Cooking spray

Directions 

  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. (Batter will be thick.)
  2. Spray a square 9″x 9″ pan or an 8″ or 9″ springform pan with cooking spray.
  3. Pour mixture into pan.
  4. Bake in 350° F oven for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Best served cold the next day.
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