Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

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It looks like a brownie, but does it taste like one?

Foods 1 students are trying new foods while studying food intolerance and allergies. No flour in this recipe. It’s a can of black beans pureed in the blender along with the usual brownie ingredients.

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We follow this recipe from foods.com

Black Bean Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1(15 ounce) can black beans
  • 3eggs
  • 3tablespoons oil
  • 12cup cocoa
  • 12teaspoon baking powder
  • 1pinch salt
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 3cup sugar (I told students more could be added to sweeten if desired)
  • 1cup milk chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Prehear oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease 8×8 square baking dish. I line the pan with parchment paper to easily remove and cut.
  3. Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and sugar in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the mixture or mix into the batter.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven until the top is dry and edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.
  5. I frost them by sprinkling a few more chips on top of the brownies when they come out of the oven. When melted, I spread them around with an offset spatula.

Students took an online poll after the sample. The majority of students liked it while some did not and others were not sure.

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Sample anyone?

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