Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies

Prep time: 20min
Total time: 60min
Makes: 12 brownies
1/3 cup
butter
75 mL
1 cup
chopped gluten-free semi-sweet baking chocolate (about 6 oz/180 g)
250 mL
3/4 cup
granulated sugar
175 mL
2
eggs, at room temperature
1 cup
canned black beans, drained and rinsed
250 mL
3 tbsp
Bob’s Red Mill Arrowroot Starch/Flour
45 mL
1 tbsp
gluten-free unsweetened cocoa powder
15 mL
1/8 tsp
salt
0.5 mL
1 cup
coarsely chopped unsalted mixed nuts, divided
250 mL
Per 1 brownie
calories
280
fat
18 g
carbs
28 g
protein
6 g
cholestrol
45 mg
fibre
3 g
sodium
115 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray or brush an 8-inch (20 cm) square baking pan with vegetable oil and line bottom and sides with parchment paper, leaving overhang; set aside. Melt butter and chocolate in double boiler, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar; stir in eggs, one at a time. Set aside.

  2. Using a food processor, purée beans until smooth. Stir beans into chocolate mixture until well blended. Sift together flour, cocoa and salt. Stir flour mixture into chocolate mixture; beat vigorously until batter is no longer grainy, about 1 minute.

  3. Stir 1/2 cup nuts into batter and transfer to prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining nuts over top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean but brownies are still slightly fudgy in centre, about 45 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack; let cool completely. Transfer brownies to a cutting board using parchment paper. Cut into 12 portions. Store in airtight container.

Tip

DISCLAIMER. As product ingredients occasionally change, customers diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, or those wishing to avoid gluten-containing products, should be careful to always verify the gluten-free status of a product by checking the label and by consulting the Pocket Dictionary – Acceptability of Foods & Food Ingredients for the Gluten-Free Diet, 2012 edition, Canadian Celiac Association. The information provided is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have specific needs, please see your health-care provider.