My name is Clarice, but most people, call me ReCe. I'm a happily married USAF spouse, mother to 3 girls, and an older sister to many....Here is my blog and here are some of my candy filled thoughts, lol

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Black Bean & Banana Brownies with Chef ReCee Jay & Friends

Uncle Bear from the Chef ReCee Jay & Friends Series, wanted to share the recipe, in hopes that the reader will know, that it was all because of him, that ReCee Jay added a banana. "ReCee was panicking because she ran out of eggs and I was the one that told her to just throw a banana in it, to substitute the eggs, and it worked out!" Uncle Bear boasts proudly.

Yields 10-12 servings 

1 (15.5 oz.) can black beans, thoroughly rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon unrefined sugar
1/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa Natural Unsweetened 
1 egg
1 banana (the riper the better!) 
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon instant coffee 
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the pan with cooking spray in a 8×8″ baking pan. 
This will be your security blanket to make sure the brownies don't stick to the pan!!
Place all the ingredients except chocolate chips and walnuts in a food processor or blender and pulse thoroughly until smooth and well combined.
Pour batter in the baking dish. Top with nuts and chocolate chips. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until the top is dry and edges begin to pull away from the baking dish. Cool completely before cutting. 

Look out for these fun loving characters in their first book, Our Picnic Surprise. In this story, Chef ReCee Jay and Carb are ready to set off on a picnic with a basket full of sugary treats. Before they set off on their joyous adventure, Veggie hops in with a song, and changes their whole day! It's a picnic surprise for Chef ReCee Jay and Carb and you'll be surprised at what Veggie can do too! Already garnering rave reviews; this book is sure to be a part of your children’s reading collection. C. Jovan Williams, in an effort to bring more attention to the book, wants to attend fairs and conventions to publicize her creation. To support this book and bring it to print, she created a Kickstarter Campaign to help fund her efforts, which can be found here: More information about this book and updates about the campaign, will be listed on her website:

Let us know how the recipe worked out for you and comment below! 

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