Secret Ingredient Flourless Brownies

February 24, 2010 in Desserts, Gluten Free

So yummy, you’d never guess.

Black Bean Brownies

Yes, they really are full of beans.

Astonish your family with this recipe! Have them try to guess the secret ingredient – I promise it will take them quite a while, if they ever get it at all. Just looking at the picture, can YOU guess what it is? I had the pleasure of trying a version of these at a friend’s house last week, and of course couldn’t wait to share it with you here. It’s perfect for gluten-free folks, or for those simply looking to decrease the starch and increase the healthy, fibrous protein in their diets. I haven’t tried making it with a sugar substitute yet, but if you did, it would be a PERFECT low-carb dessert (omitting the chocolate chips, perhaps substituting some pecans or walnuts). Like, award-winning, I daresay. I’m going to have to try this soon, actually – I’ll report back! Have you guessed yet? Okay, without further ado, I present . . . BLACK BEAN BROWNIES 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 3 large eggs 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee 1/2 cup white chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 and spray an 8×8 square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, sugar, and instant coffee in a high-speed blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into the  baking dish. Sprinkle half the white chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.Bake about 30 minutes, until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan. Let cool. Melt remaining white chocolate chips and drizzle over the top. Amaze your friends. Other yummy gluten-free brownie recipes:

Dark Chocolate Brownies from Gluten-Free Goddess Vegan, Gluten-Free Brownies from A Mighty Appetite Nutella Brownies from Going Gluten-Free Orange Almond Brownies from Gluten-Free Mommy
– posted by Anne