Friday, July 10, 2009
My new favorite brownies
While we have a family brownie recipe, the very person I got the recipe from can no longer eat them because she has a gluten and dairy-free diet! So, when I found a no-flour, no-dairy recipe, I decided I had to try it.
Can you guess the secret ingredient? I bet no one will if you make it. No one in my house did....
Yep. Black beans. And you wouldn't know the difference. Seriously. You have to try these, especially if someone in your life is gluten free!
In addition to these being a GF, these brownies are much healthier than the typical brownie too -- not to mention, you're getting a great deal of excellent protein in these tasty desserts!
Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies* - From Katie at Intentionally Katie
1 can (15.5 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 T olive oil
2 T applesauce (or 2 additional T olive oil)
1/4 C cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 C white sugar
1/2 C dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease an 8x8 inch glass pan (I might also try using a 7x11 pan).
Pull out your blender, and in it, combine the beans, eggs and olive oil. Then, puree the mixture.
Then, add in the cocoa, sugar, baking powder, pinch of salt and vanilla and puree until smooth.
I stirred a few times to make sure the beans were well-pureed!
Pour the brownies into the pan.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of the brownies. Alternatively, you can mix them in the batter.
Pop the brownies into the oven and bake for about 30 minutes. As the brownies bake, they will pull away from the edge of the pan... that's a clue they're getting close to done. Check with a toothpick to make sure the batter is done. The brownies will be moist, but not gooey.
Cool, then slice. Enjoy! If they stick around, you can keep them on the counter for up to 2 days... then pop them in the fridge to keep for another day or so. These brownies are almost melt-in-your mouth due to the fine texture, and they are quite moist, so they will not keep as long as "regular" brownies.
*If you're cooking for a gluten free friend, be sure to check your ingredients, including your beans, cocoa powder and vanilla to make sure they're gluten-free. You can find Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips that are gluten and dairy free!
This post is shared at:
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Grocery Cart Challenge,
October Fest of Super Foods
Get the Gluten Out,
Ingredient Spotlight: Beans
This Week's Cravings
Gluten Free Recipe Parade
Black Beans - OAMM