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Guilt-Free Black Bean Brownies

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Guys. I found it. The one. I’ve been searching for the perfect brownie since I was diagnosed. My mom used to make those Ghirardelli brownie’s that came in a box. I’m not going to go into detail about the texture, taste, and smell, it’s too painful but they are one of my most coveted gluten desserts. Although I’m sure if I tried them now they would be too rich for me BUT I think I would still enjoy a slice or two every now & then regardless! And doesn’t it make it worse just knowing that the option is gone? It’s like just because you can’t have them, you want them more? #storyofourlives

I have been looking everywhere for that texture. Every time I see a  new brownie box, or when there are free samples at an expo, I’m always looking for that exact texture & flavor. When I see Pinterest gluten free brownie recipe’s or the many black bean brownies recipe’s I’ve tried, to no avail, there has always something missing! I don’t like my brownies light & fluffy like my cake & I certainly don’t like them too fudgy. There’s a balance. There needs to be enough fudge & fluffiness & it shouldn’t be too rich.

Well guess what!? I FOUND them!!! Want to know the best part!? As I was pinning & baking all sorts of black bean brownie recipes, I came across the perfect recipe! I tweaked it just a tad & seriously, it’s perfect. For the past few weeks, my mom always has a batch in her fridge! Unfortunately I can’t give credit where it’s due: I went back to the pin so that I could link it here but the link is broken. So if you think you know the website this is from, please let me know!

Black Bean Brownies

These beauties are super easy to make! Just throw everything into your Blendtec & pour it all into your pan! That’s my kind of recipe! They are gluten free & completely flour-less! On top of being flour-less, the recipe calls for black beans in its place! Black beans are high in fiber, protein & iron. Instead of sugar, I use organic grade A maple syrup so it doesn’t mess with your blood sugar levels so much. So really you can eat these without having any guilt whatsoever, right? 😉

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

Guilt-Free Black Bean Brownies
  • 1 can black beans rinsed, drained
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup pure organic maple syrup
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a high powered blender
  3. Process until well incorporated (1-2 minutes)
  4. Mix in chocolate chips
  5. Pour into well greased 9x9 pan
  6. Top with additional chocolate chips (optional)
  7. Cook for 30-40 minutes
  8. Serve plain, with chocolate syrup & ice cream
  9. Store in refrigerator

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2 Responses

  1. Connect-the-Cloths
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    Oh my! Guilt-free, you said? I must try! Thanks for the recipe. (:

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  2. Brittany
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    These look SO good. I am going to have to veganize these ASAP! I’ve made black bean brownies before, but these look SO much better.

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