These delicious, moist vegan black bean avocado brownies are a healthy treat. They’re gluten free and they come together quickly. Make them for your family and friends!
Bean brownies, really? If you’ve already clicked on this post and read it, I am guessing are intrigued, am I right? You might be surprised how undetectable these unusual ingredients are in this recipe.
This post is all about Vegan Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Gluten Free)
Do black bean brownies actually taste good?
You’ll be shocked at how good they taste if you decide to try them. I know, black beans and avocados don’t seem like they’d work in a brownie and eating them with chocolate seems like pure insanity, but trust me, it works. No one will believe that these are actually healthy because you really can’t tell.
I’ll be completely straight with you and say that the avocado has to be right. What I mean by that is that you can’t use under ripe or overripe ones or the taste does come through. Trust me, I’m actually really grossed out by the taste of cooked avocado.
Do you know how some things are better cooked and some things are better raw? I like a good banana bread but for the most part bananas just need to be fresh and raw. Whereas, you would never bite into a potato without cooking it. Avocados should basically never be cooked, in my opinion. This recipe being a rare exception. Even still though, if you’re worried about the flavor then simply replace the avocado in the recipe with additional nut butter.
Why you’ll love these black bean avocado brownies:
Let me tell you! These are basically a one bowl recipe. You throw the ingredients into the food processor and press go. The bake time can vary depending on your oven but they don’t take long. You can share these with pretty much anyone. The ingredients are healthy and simple.
If you want to make them a bit more decadent you can stir up a simple chocolate frosting to ice them with. Nuts would be a delicious addition as well. Maybe add some chopped pecans or walnuts if you don’t have an allergy to nuts.
A Summary of How To Make Vegan Black Bean Avocado Brownies:
Step 1: First you’ll want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your 8×8 inch baking pan. You can double the recipe and use a 13×9 inch pan.
Step 2: Okay, you’ll need to gather the ingredients. All the ingredients are gonna go into the food processor except the chocolate chips. Blend it up and make sure you’ve gotten all the chunks smooth.
Step 3: Now it’s time to pour it into the pan. Scrape the bowl of the food processor really good to get all the batter out. Spread it smoothly then go to town sprinkling the chocolate over the top. They have to look pretty, right?
Step 4: Time to bake it up. You’ll know it’s done when a toothpick comes out clean from a few spots . I recommend letting these cool and possibly even refrigerating them before slicing. The colder they are the more likely you’ll get a nice clean edge on your brownies. Of course, you can just throw aesthetics out the window and eat them hot if you don’t care. ;P
FAQs on How to make vegan gluten free brownies with no flour and
What do black beans substitute in brownies?
Black beans can be used to replace the fat (butter/oil) in a recipe. Beans are considered both a starch and a protein so they can also be used to replace flour. In this recipe it’s to replace the flour.
What is a good replacement for black beans?
A good replacement for black beans are other beans. For example, white beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, and chickpeas. You can use any of those to replace the black beans in the recipe. A good replacement for black beans in this recipe other than beans is banana or gluten free flour.
What are the benefits of using black beans in the brownies?
Adding blacks beans brownies has many benefits. It adds fiber, protein, vitamins, and soft texture. It also helps to replace flour in the recipe.
Are black bean brownies bad for you?
No, black bean brownies can be a perfectly healthy part of a balanced diet. These brownies are made with real ingredients and can be adjusted to fit many dietary restrictions.
Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Gluten Free)
Thought brownies couldn't be healthy? Think again. This is one sweet treat you can feel good sharing and enjoying.
- 1/2 small ripe avocado (about 1/4 cup)
- 1/4 unsweetened nut butter (such as almond butter, cashew butter, etc.)
- 1 15 ounce cooked black beans, rinsed
- 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar or raw sugar
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup cacao powder or cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 100 g about 1/2 cup dairy free semi-sweet dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine all ingredients except chocolate chunks in food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
Grease a 8x8 in glass pan and use a rubber spatula to scrape batter into pan.
Top with chocolate chunks and press into top
Bake for 35- 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely before cutting (if you are as impatient as I am than you can skip this step but they will be very soft.)
If you're afraid of adding the avocado to the brownies it's alright to replace the 1/4 cup of avocado with 1/4 extra nut butter.
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