Black Bean Brownies

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Black Bean Brownies (gluten-free)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 (15.5 oz) can of black beans, rinse and drain
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of instant coffee (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (optional)

What To Do:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Grease an 8×8 square baking dish.
  • Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and instant coffee in a blender; blend until smooth; pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.
  • Eat the whole pan while standing over the oven. Enjoy and share with others! (Makes 16)

How I Did It:

I know  that baking is supposed to be a science, but it is hard for me to make a recipe without any modifications.  I don’t know if I have ever done it.  This recipe was no exception, though I did try to control myself since this dish was a little foreign to me and I didn’t know what baking brownies with beans would be like.

I had organic black beans which I picked up from the farmer’s market, so instead of canned beans I boiled the black beans (plain), which took about 5-6 hours.  That was very easy because I didn’t have to season them.  I substituted canola oil for vegetable oil, and then pretty much followed the rest of the instructions. I was thrilled by how easy it was and super excited that they tasted like real brownies because my mom needs to eat gluten-free as much as possible and I like having a dessert recipe that she can eat. Yay!  Now I just have to have her over for some.

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