Gluten Free Brownies

As you all may know, I’m all about sweets. Cookies, cupcakes, candy…if it counts as dessert I’m bound to be a huge fan. But it is dense, chocolatey brownies that would really be my weakness. But seeing as I would prefer not to abandon my usually healthy lifestyle, I don’t often make my favorite dessert due to their not so healthy stats. But then I discovered the following recipes. Dark chocolate brownies that satisfy even the most devoted chocoholic’s sweet tooth…without costing you hundreds of calories. These brownies are not only low in fat and calories, but they are also gluten free. A win-win…win. So what is the secret? A rather unusual ingredient that is most often found in burritos. Black beans. But before you roll your eyes and write off this recipe as some crazy health trend, I beg you to just try these babies out. The result is an incredibly moist brownie studded with gooey melted chocolate chips. I even fooled one of my favorite dessert snobs into falling in love with this recipe before I revealed the secret ingredient. And they could not be easier to prepare. Throw all the ingredients in a blender and bake. And just like that you are only 30 minutes away from one of the most decadently healthy desserts out there.

Ingredients: Makes 16 brownies

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  •  1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Preparation:

  1. Place black beans in a fine sieve and rinse well, draining excess water
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor
  3. Blend in blender, Scrape sides as needed.
  4. Pour in Lightly Greased 8×8 Pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 25-30 Minutes

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