Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gluten Free Brownines

It was recently brought to my attention that I have several friends that are allergic to Gluten. So in my quest to find new ways of cooking, I came across these delicious brownies that oddly enough are made from......Black Beans. I know, it sounds weird, but trust me, these are to die for and are much more healthy than regular brownies. If my family can't tell the difference, neither will you. Enjoy!

Black Bean Brownines


  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8x8 baking dish.
  2. Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a blender; blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixtrue into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30-40 minutes.


  1. Wow, this actually sounds really delicious! (I mean, I love beans anyway, so this can't hurt.) I'll try it and tell you what I think!

  2. Esther, double points for posting AND being Gluten-free! My mom has Celiacs, so I am always looking for yummy alternatives to make for her. I am going surprise her with these today since she is coming to visit! Thanks! (oh, and great photo!)

  3. I also have relatives with Celiac - and have already passed on the link to this!! Way to go Esther!!

  4. Ummm, I'm dreaming about them. Hope you guys enjoy them!

  5. I just made these tonight and they are so YUMMY! You cannot taste the beans, and I love the fudgy texture. Thanks!

  6. It was funny to have my mom try to guess the "secret" ingredient. SHe couldn't believe it when I showed her the can of beans! I thought they would have to taste something like beans but all you can taste is yummy chocolate flavor, and they are much better than most other gluten free stuff I've made. Plus, these have got to be the "healthiest" brownies ever!

  7. I've never made anything that was gluten-free, but I think I'm going to try this one, based on the excellent reviews!