Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Black Bean Brownies

I have been wanting to try these for a long time now. While I still prefer my staple brownie recipe, these are actually pretty good considering they are gluten-free (and much lower in fat!). They taste more like a cake brownie to me, and are a great alternative if you have cut out gluten from your diet, or are just looking for a healthier alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth. Next time I try these, I am going to substitute the eggs for egg whites only, the oil for applesauce, and the sugar for honey - which will cut down the calories even further. I'll let you know how it goes!

*Update* These went from four stars to five after they had completely cooled overnight. SO good!!

Black Bean Brownies


Ingredients:
1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 Tablespoons oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips


Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Lightly grease an 8x8 inch baking dish.
2. Combine all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a blender or food processor. Blend until batter is smooth. Mix in the chocolate chips.
3. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until the top looks dry.

2 comments:

  1. This recipe looks really interesting. I'm excited to try it!

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  2. Now that's the way to make brownies and feel good about eating them. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-12.html

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