Skinny Gluten Free Grain & Sugar free Brownie Recipe


I know you've probably seen black bean brownies many times before, but I think the changes I made makes them worth posting again.  When I'm craving chocolate, and I crave chocolate a lot, I want it to taste  fabulous, and I also want it to be so healthy that I can snitch a piece it in the middle of the night with no guilt!  I knew using the black beans was worth another try, but none of my earlier attempts had left me desperate to work on it.  So the other day..craving chocolate once again.. I gave it another shot and love the results.  The taste is so much richer and they have no sugar, no butter, no flour, and lots of protein!  So here's my Skinny Gluten Free Grain & Sugar free Brownie and I hope you enjoy.  :)

Skinny Gluten Free Grain & Sugar free Brownie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease a 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish with a little coconut oil and dust with a bit of the cocoa powder

Ingredients:

1- 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed in a colander
1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons of ground flax seeds
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup fresh warm espresso- I use Starbucks
1/2 cup GF unsweetened cocoa powder
6 pkts of Stevia  (to taste) 
2 tablespoons psyllium whole husks
1/2 cup finely ground almond meal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup GF sugar free chocolate chips- I use Hersheys
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor or blender,  blend the beans and coconut oil until creamy.  
  2. Add the eggs, vanilla and pulse a few more times. 
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients and then add the wet mixture to the dry.  
  4. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips, saving some for the top.
  5. Pour into prepared pan, smooth evenly and sprinkle with reserved chocolate chips. Bake for 30 minutes or until firm.  Cool and enjoy!!  xx

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