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Gluten Free Brownies (with a secret ingredient!)

Everybody loves a gooey, chocolatey brownie and this recipe is perfect for those with gluten sensitivities and allergies. Instead of using a gluten-free flour mix we use our secret ingredient: black beans! Black beans are high in fibre, protein antioxidants and other nutrients. These brownies have such a similar taste and texture as regular brownies that most can't even tell the difference!

Gluten-Free Brownies

3/4 cup Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
2/3 cup Butter, melted and divided
1/2 cup Water, boiling
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 1/3 cups Fresh Acres Black Beans (soaked, boiled and drained)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Heat oven to 350F. Grease a 13x9x2 baking pan.

Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl. Mix in 1/3 cup butter. Add boiling water and stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup butter; mix until smooth. Add beans, vanilla and salt; blend thoroughly. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread in prepared pan.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Let cool before cutting into squares. Makes approximately 24 brownies.

1 comment

  • I do something very similar. I replace sugar with dates, butter with coconut oil. I used your red beans and the brownies are amazing. My daughter usually is not a big fan of my healthy baking but she devoured these. I have not tried your black beans yet but your red beans are the best beans I ever ate in my life. Great job!

    Teodor Tarita-Nistor

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