Recipe Review: Black Bean Brownies


These brownies have a secret ingredient.  Have you seen the movie The Help?  I keed, I keed.

The secret ingredient is black beans, which makes these brownies “healthy” (sigh).  The black beans substitute for flour, making these brownies also “gluten-free” (double-sigh).  Instead of refined carbohydrates from the flour, you get fiber and protein from the black beans.  The black beans are mashed and then mixed with eggs, vanilla, canola oil, cocoa powder, baking powder, and chocolate chips.  The brownies turn out fudgy, moist and chocolatey, and the surprising thing is that no one can taste the black beans!  I followed one commenter’s suggestion and lined the bottom of my baking dish with parchment paper, which helped prevent sticking.  Who knew that gluten-free black bean brownies would taste good and be good for you?

I first saw this recipe on Baker on the Rise’s amazing blog.  Link to recipe here.

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