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Flourless Black Bean Brownies

Gluten-free, flour-free and impossibly easy Black Bean Brownies will be your new go-to plant-based dessert fix. They are the perfect gluten-free treat to wow party-goers this holiday season, so be sure to watch the video (after the jump) to get the recipe and to pick up some extra baking tips, too.



Food processor
Silicone kitchen scraper
Double boiler or a saucepan and a large
Glass baking/casserole dish
Unbleached parchment paper

Try to buy everything organic. Here’s why.
3 cup cooked black beans (here’s how to prepare)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 cups chopped vegan chocolate bar or chocolate chips (make sure it’s gluten-free if you have a sensitivity)
2/3 cup cacao powder (or cocoa)
1/2 tsp fine ground sea salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup +2 tbsp sucanat

Try adding 1 tsp chipotle powder for a spicy kick.

Let’s get started.
Soak, rinse and cook your black beans.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line your cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper. In a double boiler, or using a hacked double-boiler method, melt your chocolate and coconut oil together.

Place all ingredients in the food processor and mix until creamy. Spread into pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean after inserting it into brownies.