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Black bean brownies


Delicious gluten free, refined sugar free brownies. Tasty and guilt free!

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  • 2 380g cartons of black beans
  • drained (or two cups cooked black beans)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil (I use extra virgin unfiltered)
  • 2 tsp sugar free vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup of coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tsp instant chicory granules (or dandelion 'coffee')
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 50g chopped walnuts
  • 45g bar of sugar free chocolate (we like plamil coffee chocolate)
  • cut into small pieces


servings 20
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 40mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Heat the oven to 180 degrees (mine works better at 190, but it is a sloooooow oven!)
Lightly oil a 23cm square (9x9) dish and set aside.
Pop all ingredients apart from the nuts and choc pieces into a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. The mixture will seem runnier than a standard brownie mix but that's ok it's meant to be! Mix in the chopped walnuts. Pour the mix into the dish and sprinkle with the chocolate chunks/pieces.

Step 2

Pop into the oven for 35-40 mins until the middle is only just set. I check it frequently in the last 5 mins as they can go from perfect to dry pretty quickly!

Step 3

Leave to cool on a rack before cutting into squares, if you cut too soon they'll crumble. That's the only hard part about this recipe- leaving them to cool when the delcious chocolate aroma wafts around your kitchen and you just want to dive right in!

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