Black Bean Brownie Recipe

These brownies are gluten-, dairy-, and soy free!  The flour has been replaced by black beans. Why black beans?  Because they’re a great source of fiber and iron. The baking powder gives these their cake-like texture and the coffee and cocoa powder give them the mocha chocolate flavor that masks any hint of the beans.  Make a batch and keep the beans a secret until after everyone has raved about how great they are!

The trick to these brownies is to blend the beans really well so that there are no remaining whole beans.  Then use the best vanilla extract you can afford.  Same goes for the cocoa powder.

Need a Valentine’s Day treat that’s not going to go straight to the hips? This is it!

Want to change them up? Add 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract in place of the coffee and vanilla. Or add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips or nuts (or a combination) of both before baking. In the mood for fruit? Stir in fresh raspberries before baking! These add-ins will change the calorie count, but if you have room in your diet for a few more cals, they’re a great addition.

Make them organic – shop online for low- or no-salt black beans,Stevia, cocoa powder, strong coffee, canola oilvanilla extract, peppermint extract, chocolate chips, and nuts.

Gluten-Free Black Bean Mocha Brownies – 2 Weight Watchers Points
  • 1 15 oz can low- or no-salt black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 large whole eggs
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Stevia
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp strong coffee
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Prepare 8×8″ baking pan with low calorie cooking spray.
  3. Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor, adding beans last. Blend completely until no lumps exist.
  4. Pour into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool and slice into 16 squares.
  7. Serving size: 1/16 Calories: 80 Fat: 3.5 Carbohydrates: 9 Fiber: 3 Protein: 4
  8. Notes
  9. Weight Watchers PointsPlus Total: 2 points

Gluten-Free Black Bean Mocha Brownies – 2 Weight Watchers Points
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 16

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