Fudgy Chewy Black Bean Brownies (Flourless, Gluten Free)

Fudgy brownies made out of black beans in the blender… with an emphasis on the fudgy part. Oh my gosh. These are so good – and they are flourless and gluten free.

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If only all things that looked this delicious could be secretly healthy. Well, healthier.

I have never tried black bean brownies before, and I have to be honest – I was pretty skeptical. But oh my gosh these are so good!! I think one of the most important things about these brownies is to make sure you have a high powered blender. I use a Vitamix blender, but any high powered blender should work fine.

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A high powered blender is important because you want to make sure to blend ALL the black bean bits up so your guests or kids don’t even know what is coming for them.

I am not advocating for going around tricking people – but sometimes you jsust have to do what you have to do to get your kids to eat certain things.

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As for parties – when I go to cookouts or other gatherings, I always make sure to bring food that I will want to eat. AKA healthier food. This makes sure you will have an option that will feel like splurge, but not totally break your diet. Don’t bring something super fatty that will leave with nothing semi-healthy to eat – it is all about planning right, friends!

Now go make these brownies for a semi guilt-free treat and enjoy!

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Fudgy Chewy Black Bean Brownies (Flourless, Gluten Free)

Fudgy brownies made out of black beans in the blender… with an emphasis on the fudgy part. Oh my gosh. These are so good – and they are flourless and gluten free.

Ingredients:

1 (15 ounce can) black beans, drained and rinsed
3 eggs
1/2 cup agave syrup
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8-inch baking dish. Set aside.

In a food processor or blender, combine black beans, eggs, agave syrup, melted coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla, and baking powder. Pulse or blend until as smooth as possible.

Pour batter into greased dish. Sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts over top. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until brownies are set in the middle. Watch the edges for excess browning if you are not sure if they are done.

Cool and then chill before serving. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days!