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Dark Chocolate Stout Brownies (With Guinness)

For some reason, in the cold and dreary Winter, I start craving these dark chocolate Stout brownies.

I like to blame it on my ancestors needing to pack on the pounds to hibernate through the Winter, but let’s be real. I’m bored and baking is a warm distraction that has brownies at the end of it!

Stout brownies
Stout brownies

This recipe is the first thing I ever baked for my hubby, so it has some sweet nostalgia for me.

It was one of those recipes that seemed so WEIRD, I was dying to try it and use him as my guinea pig.

Lord knows he didn’t marry me for my cooking skills, however good they’ve gotten over the years.

I like to think of this recipe as semi-healthy. There are no eggs, no oil, and no butter. However there is a TON of sugar.

It’s redeeming quality, though, is that it’s so rich, you can never eat more than one! So that’s a bonus!

These brownies are rich, fudgey, dark, ooey-gooey goodness.

The bitterness from the coffee and beer cut the rich ooey-gooey-ness so they’re not overpoweringly rich. They’re definitely best with a glass of milk.

I used Guinness in my recipe, but you can substitute it for water, or if you want more coffee-flavored than beer-flavored, you can skip the instant coffee and beer and use one cup of strong coffee.

The weird part of this recipe is the can of black beans. Don’t be put off by this!

You really can’t taste the beans at all, and they provide a lot of protein, so they’re healthy, right? Right??

How to Make the Guinness Stout Brownies

Whether it’s your first time to bake or already the nth time, it’s no surprise that you are still drawn to bake brownies. I mean, why not?

First off, dark chocolate brownies are so easy to make! It’s also the best way to enjoy St Patrick’s Day!

Guinness, a good beer, has an incomparable taste that makes us love a good set of fudgy chocolate Guinness brownies.

There are many great recipes for making fudgy brownies that you and your friends will love. Below are some recipes you can try at home:

This is one of my favorite recipes for brownies. It’s quick and easy, and it promises you delicious brownies with a sweet chocolate flavor that makes your taste buds want more.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
black bean rinsed for a chocolate stout brownie recipe
Beans rinsed and put back in the can

2. Drain and rinse a can of black beans. Return the beans back to the can and fill to the top with fresh water. Puree the beans and water in a food processor and set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, instant coffee, salt and baking powder.

Pouring Guinness into the chocolate stout brownie mix
600Adding the wet ingredients

4. Add the black bean puree, vanilla and stout and stir until combined.

5. Pour batter into a greased 9×13 in pan and bake for 35-45 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.

Chocolate lovers are sure to love this brownie recipe. Stout beer’s taste could go from sweet to dry, with all the roast taste you can get.

Chocolate and malt, when mixed with stout beer taste incredible! Baking brownies isn’t the only thing you can do to enjoy Guinness flavor and extra stout you might have at home.

You can also try baking Guinness chocolate cupcakes. Adding Guinness to your recipe obviously offers great results.

Other people try to prepare a ganache for this recipe with a double boiler. A good way to enjoy this dark beer recipe is to pair it off with cold ice cream.

You can also enjoy this recipe with less sugar without losing the sweet flavor of the chocolate.

This recipe can also have the ruby port substituted by a perfect amount of oatmeal stout!

These are just some of the few recipes you can try for dark chocolate and beer! Beat last year’s celebration for St. Patrick’s Day with this new recipe!

Stout brownies

Dark Chocolate Stout Brownies

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes 35 seconds
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes 35 seconds

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can of black beans (rinsed and filled again with fresh water)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups dark cocoa powder
  • 4 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of stout beer (or coffee)
  • 1 cup nuts or chocolate chips, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F
  2. Drain and rinse a can of black beans. Return the beans back to the can and fill to the top with fresh water.
  3. Puree the beans and water in a food processor and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, instant coffee, salt and baking powder.
  5. Add the black bean puree, vanilla extra, and stout and stir until combined.
  6. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 pan and bake for 35-45 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.

Original recipe was found at Farm Girl Gourmet

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