Flourless Chocolate Brownies

Flourless Chocolate Brownies
These are not your average brownies. First, they are flourless. I love when I find flourless recipes because that most likely means it’s gluten free. Second, I have been wanting to make these flourless chocolate brownies for quite some time.. but Ryan seemed to be in opposition. Why? Because these brownies are full of…

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BLACK BEANS!!!

But you would never be able to tell.

Flourless Chocolate Brownies
But if you are skeptical, you can always eat them with ice cream or add in peanut butter chips or extra chocolate chips, which we did all of the above :-)
And we couldn’t keep our hands off of these black bean brownies, the whole pan was gone in one weekend.

Flourless Chocolate Brownies
You could bring these to a party and probably fool the majority of the guests, as long as you puree the black beans enough – we used our food processor.

Flourless Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 + 1/4 cup sugar (or almost 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (we used dark chocolate and peanut butter chips)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease or spray an 8x8 inch baking pan.
  3. Process all ingredients EXCEPT chocolate chips in a food processor until well blended.
  4. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan.
  5. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  6. Bake the brownies for 30 to 35 minutes, or until just set in the center.
  7. Cool before cutting into squares.
http://thefirstyearblog.com/flourless-chocolate-brownies/

Recipe adapted from Tastefully Julie.

Flourless Chocolate Brownies
There is a lot of chocolaty goodness in these. Oh, did I mention fiber? Remember the old saying: Beans, beans, the magical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot! So you can’t say I didn’t warn you!

The texture is a little more cake like. But if you need an excuse to up your fiber and protein intake, while making sure it’s covered in chocolate, these are for you!

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18 Responses to “Flourless Chocolate Brownies”

  1. Phida — July 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    yummm looks good with mint chocolate chip ice cream!
    thanks for sharing the recipe :D

    http://www.the-malachite.blogspot.com

  2. Joanne T Ferguson — July 24, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    G’day Beth! Your brownie recipe and photo looks delicious, true!
    I now have these on my list to do! Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  3. Kim of Mo'Betta — July 25, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I’ve made black bean brownies once, and they were good, but really dense and fudgey (not saying that’s a bad thing) but I think a ‘cakier’ version would be better…pinning!

  4. These look really yummy!! I’m going to have to try this recipe, without telling my husband what’s in them, see if he can tell ;)

    • The First Year Blog — July 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      Great idea!

  5. Yum! These look absolutely gorgeous!

  6. madefrompinterest.net — July 27, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I love finding a really great GF recipe. My daughter and I will LOVE trying these. Thanks for the great recipe!

    We would love you to share this or any of your amazing posts at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. It starts Friday’s at 6pm, hope we see you there!
    Tracy

  7. titicrafty — July 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Wow Beans? really?… oh My!!! I need to try this I’ve never heard of this before and I LOOOOVE brownies!!! Hope you are having a great weekend

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila
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    • The First Year Blog — July 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      Camila, you need to try them!!

  8. Joanne/WineLady Cooks — July 28, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    This recipe sounds delicious. I’ve saved a few recipes that use black beans but haven’t been adventurous enough to try. Your photos do justice to the brownies & I’ll have to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday this week.

    We look forward to seeing you again soon,
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  9. Linda — July 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Beth. These brownies look really delicious. Thanks for participating in Gluten-Free Wednesdays. Please remember to leave a link back. :)

    • The First Year Blog — July 28, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Hi Linda! I leave a link to my link party page in each of my posts since I link up to many parties each week! If you go to my link parties page, your button is there!

  10. Stacy Makes Cents — July 29, 2013 at 5:18 am

    YUM! Pinned. :-) Visiting from A Round Tuit.

  11. Lanaya | Raising Reagan — July 30, 2013 at 9:36 am

    And adding mint chip ice cream … you just stole my heart!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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  12. Kim: Too Much Time — July 30, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    YAY! I am totally making these, thanks for sharing:) Pinned it

  13. Allison — July 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I would LOVE to try these! I’ve never tried beans in my brownies – I doubt my husband would even notice. Pinning this!

    Allison

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