Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Flourless "Vegetarian" Brownies

I saw this recipe for Flourless Brownies on the WholeFoods website, and I must say these are pretty tasty. What's really nice is that these can be Gluten Free (depends on your chocolate) and Wheat Free (no flour). You can also substitute other products for eggs and sugar. O.K. there really is no such thing as a healthy brownie, but that's not why you're making them. What I really like about this recipe is that these are 'vegetarian' brownies because you add black beans!

Of course, I've made wine brownies (fruit brownies?) and bacon brownies, but that's another story....


1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
3 large eggs
1/3 cup melted butter, more for the baking dish
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cane sugar
1/2 cup dark chocolate broken into small pieces
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Butter an 8-inch baking pan. Place the black beans, eggs, melted butter, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove the blade and carefully stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Bake the brownies for 30 to 35 minutes, or until just set in the center. Cool before cutting into squares.

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