This recipe is so good! Like, SO good! After months of reading and seeing people using beans for brownies, breads and cakes, I finally decided it was time to make my own version. I experimented a bit with the ingredients, and after crossing my fingers and waiting for my brownies to come out of the oven, the result was amazing!
The recipe is pretty easy, oil and gluten free and has a super rich and strong chocolate flavor. Delicious!
Gastrawnomica’s Black Bean GF/Oil Free Vegan Brownies
Yields 9 brownies
1 cup gluten free flour (or whole wheat flour)
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp almond or other plant based milk
1 cup mashed black beans
3/4 -1 cup coconut sugar**
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
Preheat oven at 180ºC.
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl and then add water and mashed beans. Mix until you all the ingredients come together. **For the beans, I just pureed black beans with a tiny bit of water until smooth and creamy.
**Add 1 cup instead of 3/4 cup of coconut sugar for a sweeter brownie version.
Put the mixture in a silicon square mold or if you don’t have one, use a greased mold with a little bit of coconut oil.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until it is fully cooked. Let it sit and cut in squares. Enjoy and try not to eat it all at once, trust me, it’s addictive!
Don’t forget to let me know how it goes and if you liked them! Tag me on Instagram so I can see all your beautiful creations!