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Super Rich Black Bean Cocoa Brownies

Posted by Katrina Koller on June 1, 2012 at 11:40 PM

I discovered this recipe while sampling it at a Maximized Living Recipe night and could not believe it was a) sugar-free and b) had black beans in it!  I took one home with me and gave one to my husband who has the palet of a 5 year old (limited taste for anything too healthy). He said "these are really chocolately and moist - are there any more or did you eat the last one?"  He has eaten slighty fewer with the knowledge that they contain black beans, but they are still relied upon as a decadent guilt-free dessert in our house.  I modified the original recipe to be diary free (replacing butter with coconut oil). 

Super Rich Black Bean Brownies

(gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free)

1 can black beans drained and then rinsed well

½ cup cocoa

4 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil

½ cup xylitol

2 level tsp. Stevia powder

1 tsp. organic vanilla extract

3 large free-range eggs

½ cup gluten-free flour (almond flour or Amy’s gluten freeall purpose flour)

¼ tsp. sea salt

¼ cup water


Blend all wet ingredients first, then blend in remaining dry ingredients. Use blender or food processor versus regular hand mixer to more thoroughly blend black beans. Note: be sure to rinse black beans to reduce gas effect from beans.  Grease pan with coconut oil.  Bake for 40 min. at 350 degrees.  Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. 

Frosting:  dark chocolate can be melted with cocnut oil, stevia or xylital and coconut flour for a faux frosting or glaze.


Categories: Healthy Recipes

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