This is lightning in a bottle … or frosting on your cake! Better than store-bought frosting and you won’t be able to tell the difference by taste. This cost me a grand total of 79 cents to make for the can of beans purchased. You can buy boxed packets of stevia for under $10. I use NuNaturals.
Chocolate Frosting from Beans
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (more if you want a very rich, dark chocolate. Be careful though. Too much makes it too bitter.)
Powdered stevia 3 packets or more to taste
Maple syrup to taste
1 teaspoon of water (more if mixture is too dry)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Blend all in a high-speed blender or food processor. This is great on top of Happy Herbivore’s banana bread. (Here’s another version of that recipe.)
I also added chocolate baking chips (vegan) to the bread and I plan to serve with slices of pineapple. This could be a perfect New Year’s Day treat for you.