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Snacks & Treats

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies

Jan 27, 2016

These easy chocolatey brownies don’t have any flour at all—their structure comes from pureed black beans.

You Will Need:

  • 1 19 oz (540 mL) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Place the black beans, sugar, eggs, melted butter, cocoa, vanilla and salt in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth, pulsing and scraping down the sides of the bowl to ensure all the beans are completely pureed.

3. Remove the blade and gently stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.

4. Pour into a buttered or parchment-lined 8 x 8-inch pan.

5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until slightly puffed and set. Cool before cutting into squares.

Makes 12-16 brownies.

Adapted from Whole Foods Market.

Article Author Julie Van Rosendaal
Julie Van Rosendaal

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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of six best-selling cookbooks (with a seventh due out this fall), the food editor of Parents Canada magazine and the food and nutrition columnist on the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One. She is a recipe developer, TV personality, food stylist and writes about food for local, national and international publications. She is perhaps best known as the voice behind her popular food blog, Dinner with Julie, where she documents real life at home in Calgary with her husband and nine-year-old son. Connect on twitter @dinnerwithjulie.

 

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