Yummy oooey gooey black bean brownie recipe!

I am on a mission to get more protein in my children’s (especially my daughter’s) diet.  They won’t eat very many green things and are super picky.  I think most kids with food allergies tend to be picky, and mine are no different.

I have been trying to master this black bean brownie recipe for weeks but up until today they tasted like….  well… beans!!

I adjusted a few things this morning and it was a hit!!  They are SO GOOD!!!

 

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Here is my super easy recipe!!

 

Ingredients:

1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
3 eggs
3 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable oil
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder  ( I use Vermont Nut Free cocoa powder)
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I also broke up a nut free chocolate bar for the topping and added nut free butterscotch chips)

Throw all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender to puree, except the toppings.  I added a touch of water to the blender to help it along.

Black bean brownie

Grease a pan (I used a glass pie plate) and pour in.  Place your toppings on top.   Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.  Let cool.

Dig in and enjoy!!!

-J

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Melissa’s Famous Gluten-Free Brownie Recipe

One of the first recipes I really mastered as a gluten-free baker was brownies… because my kids love chocolate, and I knew I couldn’t go wrong with a base of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips! We now have plenty of gluten-free dessert options, but I still miss cannoli and pain au chocolat! What gluten-filled dessert do you miss most?

Brownies

2 bags of Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

10 tablespoons shortening (I use organic palm oil shortening)

2 tsp vanilla extract (be sure to use a gluten-free brand)

1 1/4 C sugar

6 large eggs (whisked)

2/3 C organic tapioca starch (you can sub corn starch, but make sure it is non-GMO)

1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 tsp salt

Melt chocolate with shortening and cool. Add sugar, vanilla and then eggs. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients and add to chocolate mixture. Pour into a brownie pan that has been lightly greased and lined with parchment paper. Bake until center is no longer too gooey, about 38 mins! (I often cut the recipe in half and bake in a smaller pan, but this recipe will make enough to share!)

<3 Enjoy!

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