Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe
Welcome to our new, favorite treat that you don’t have to feel guilty about! These Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies are surprisingly delicious. They are decadent, full of chocolate goodness and have healthier ingredients.
I enjoy them because I get that chocolate-y taste to satisfy my cravings without getting the bloat that happens with gluten. I don’t feel guilty one iota for eating them or serving them.
Seriously now how many brownie recipes taste good that have chia seeds, coconut oil and black beans and NO flour? None that I tried until now so I’m thrilled to share this treat with you. Perfect any time as almost everyone loves a chocolate treat but it’s a healthier treat option for everyone!
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Now don’t these gluten-free black bean brownies look delicious, moist and decadent? Are you ready to have one now? In case you’re wondering I personally don’t think they taste like black beans.
However, I also don’t think they taste exactly like regular brownies but I enjoy these gluten-free black bean brownies regardless. They satisfy my chocolate craving and that works for me! I also don’t feel guilty having one in the morning not when I’m getting my intake of chia seeds with them. That’s my excuse and I’m going to stick with it.
Now let’s get to this gluten-free black bean brownies recipe shall we?
- 1 15oz can black beans, rinsed/drained
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 large eggs
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 + 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips to a food processor or powerful blender.
- Blend until completely smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Remove the blade from your food processor, and stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
- Spray an 8 x 10" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, and line one side of it with parchment paper. The parchment will help you lift the brownies out later.
- Pour the batter into the prepared dish and spread it out evenly.
- Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
- Place the dish in the center of the oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
- Using the parchment paper, lift the brownies out of the pan and place them on the counter.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 147Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g
Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.
Now that doesn’t seem very hard does it? Even that little bit of work is totally worth it to have these gluten-free black bean brownies ready to serve at home.
I do suggest that you use a food processor as we first tried these with just a Magic Bullet type of blender and I found it didn’t have the texture I liked. It wasn’t as smooth if that makes sense.
My other suggestion is that you should bake them when no one is home, have one or two and enjoy with your coffee or hot chocolate and then let the rest of the family know about them.
If you don’t snag one before anyone is around they may be gone before you know it, they are that yummy. After all the person who bakes them should definitely get to taste one or two before they’re all gone right?
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