Can’t Believe it’s Black Beans, Brownies – Gluten-Free

Everyone who has tried these brownies has said the same thing: “I can’t believe these are made with black beans!…..these are so good!”  These rich, semi-sweet, moist treats are gluten and flour free, almost dairy and sugar free and very easy to make (If needed they can be made vegan and totally sugar and dairy-free).  If you want them a touch sweeter use a sweeter chocolate or melt then drizzle chocolate on top.

Oven 350 degrees.
9 x 9 Pan, greased with Coconut Oil and dusted with Cocoa

Puree and blend:
2             cans Black Beans, canned or cooked
2             large Eggs
1/3         cup Agave Nectar
3/4        cup Raw Cocoa Powder
1/3         cup Coconut oil or unsalted butter (melted)
2             teaspoons Vanilla
3             tablespoons Almond, Rice, Hemp,  Coconut or Soy Milk (water will work too)
3             tablespoons Instant Coffee with 3 tablespoons water or 1/4 cup strong brewed Coffee/Espresso

Small bowl, sift together:
3             tablespoons Tapioca Starch (or Corn Starch)
1              tablespoons Cinnamon
1/2         teaspoon Sea Salt

Blend into the wet ingredients.

Fold in:
1/3         cup Dark Chocolate, chopped

Pour into prepared pan. Bake till set, about 20 minutes. Cool to room temperature before cutting into squares.

If keeping longer than a day, store in fridge.

Options:
If you’re happy with the healthyness of the black beans and feel like a little extra sugary treat try this delicious add in: Substitute the coffee for a 1/4 cup of Kahlua.

If you wish to go totally sugar-free: Substitute the chocolate for unsweetened carob chips (or sugar-free chocolate).

Egg-free or vegan: Use your favourite egg replacer

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One response to “Can’t Believe it’s Black Beans, Brownies – Gluten-Free

  1. I love these Kyla! I was just thinking of making them again… mmmmmmm

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