Gluten Free Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies from weelicious.com

Is it possible to have two totally polar opposite foods in one bite? Something so good for you packed with vegetarian protein and another much more naughty and irresistable like chocolate. I can easily be swayed to down a bowl of black beans and rice as long as I know there’s anything chocolate at the end as it’s my total weakness! If this is the way that I’m wired I can’t imagine I’m the only one. Imagine if black beans and chocolate were combined into rich, decadent brownies that were so irresistable you couldn’t stop bite after bite. Even though the idea of black beans in your brownies might turn you off, the first bite of these Gluten Free Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies will change your ways!

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies from weelicious.com

The best part of this decadent marriage is that they're good for you too. Whenever I make these no one can tell the secret ingredient that makes them so moist and rich. It's the most hilarious guessing game! No one would ever say "black beans?" By appearance you think they’re a normal brownies, but trust me when I tell you they’re so much more.

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies from weelicious.com

If you're wanting to join me on the black bean brownie bandwagon you should also try these S'mores Cakey Black Bean Brownies, Microwave Mug Double Chocolate Brownies or simple Chocolate Brownies that use no refined sugar. You'll be happy that you did!

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies from weelicious.com

If you make these Gluten Free Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies or any of the other brownies recipes, take a pic and tag @weelicious so I can see! Happy baking!

Photos by Gerry Speirs

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Gluten Free Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies (Makes 16- 2 inch brownies)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 30 mins

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats (5 minute oats)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

2. Place the oats in a food processor and pulse for 1 minute or until finely chopped.

3. Place remaining ingredients except for the chocolate chips in the food processor and pulse until combined, about 1 minute.

4. Pour 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips into the batter and pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch pan and top with the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

5. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

6. Cool brownies and cut into 2 inch squares.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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11 comments

  • Eileen

    Can I use something instead of the coconut oil, and if so, how much?
    Also, if gluten-free is not an issue, should I use quick (1-minute) oats or rolled oats? 1-1 ratio?
    Thanks, these look delicious!

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    • McCord

      You can use any flavorless oil or melted butter in the same amount. I use rolled oats!

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  • Kay

    Love the idea of brownies that aren't the worse thing for you. My question is.....The recipe calls for 1 cup chocolate chips. Then you put 1/2 cup into the batter and the it calls for the remaining 1/4 cup on top. Did someone eat the other 1/4 cup when I wasn't looking?

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    • McCord

      Yes, the children! lol. I updated the recipe. 1/2 cup in the batter 1/2 cup on top! ;)

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  • Ruth P.

    Wow. I made these for my family as a Valentine's Day treat and they were a hit! I cut back to 1/2 cup honey and added 1/2 cup chips to the batter but skipped the chips on top and they were still super rich and fudgy! I'd been wanting to try black bean brownies for a long time, but didn't have the nerve until this recipe (if it's Weelicious, it has to be good!).

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    • McCord

      Great to hear you alterations came out!

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    • Dee Diva

      Thanks Ruth P. Your version tastes great! I even added chopped walnuts.

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  • Carlton Barnes

    Chocolate is my favorite part in terms of cooking. And with this recipe you just made the day for me. Thanks for this and please comes with new chocolate flavored recipes like you always do. Waiting for the another one as i always do :)

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    • McCord

      I hope you love these brownies, and yes I'm always working on new chocolate recipes!

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  • Natasha

    These look great. Can they be frozen?

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