These Fudgy Black Bean Brownies are a decadent gluten-free dessert (and no one will ever guess that they're packed with fiber-filled black beans!)
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Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

These Fudgy Black Bean Brownies are a decadent gluten-free dessert (and no one will ever guess that they're packed with fiber-filled black beans!
Course Baked Goods, Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword black bean brownies, gluten-free brownies
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Birthdays, Christmas, Game Day, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day
Time 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 117kcal
Author Sarah Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 15-oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp flavorless oil, like canola or sunflower 45 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla 5 mL
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 30 g
  • cup sugar 120 g
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp finely ground or instant coffee optional
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 60 g

Instructions

  • Wets: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C). Puree black beans in food processor into a rough paste. In a large bowl, mix together the bean puree, eggs, oil, and vanilla. 
  • Dries: In a separate bowl, combine cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt, and coffee (if using). Add the dry ingredients to the wets, then stir in chocolate chips.
  • BakeGrease an 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan, then line with parchment paper. Pour in batter and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the edges are visibly cooked and the center doesn't jiggle much when you shake the pan (a toothpick may still come out a little gooey, that's fine!)* Allow brownies to cool before cutting.

Notes

  • *For ultra-gooey brownies, remove brownies when the center still jiggles some. For firmer brownies, cook until toothpick comes out almost clean.
  • For brownies that are really thick, double the recipe and add 15 to 20 minutes to the cooking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 11.4g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg