7.13.2014

FOOD: GLUTEN FREE BLACK BEAN BROWNIES.

I mentioned on my review of the very tasty Tortilla that I'd be venturing into the world of food blogging, it won't replace my outfit or life posts don't worry! Lately I've gotten the urge to become more experimental with my cooking, probably due to the  huge upsurge in healthy eating which i fully love and support! Yes doughnuts and cookies are delicious but we do need to take care of our bodies, so i've been researching healthier options for my favourite naughty little treats.
I love chocolate and I also loved baked goods, so for me a good fudgy brownie is the ultimate dessert! However gluten (which is in flour) isn't too nice on my stomach and I get painful bloating if i eat too much of it, so whilst i was googling gluten free brownies, I found this recipe by Minimalist Baker, and although theirs is vegan, I chopped and changed bit's of it to suit my dietary requirements, but do check out John and Dana's blog, their cooking skills are amazing!

INGREDIENTS (makes about 10 delicious brownies):
- A tin of sodium free Black Beans
- Three teaspoons of Cocoa Powder
- Four teaspoons of Sugar (Demerara if you have it!)
- One room temperature egg
- Some crushed nuts & chocolate if you'd like
- A small teaspoon of Vanilla extract
- A teeny pinch of salt

If you're anything like myself and are fairly lazy in the kitchen, i'll tell you that brownies are the easiest thing to cook, and for this recipe the most strenuous task will be waiting for them to cool down which you have to do or else they will fall apart! Please do bear in mind that you can change the recipe according to your taste, so add a little more sugar or cocoa powder if need be!
Firstly, you can either choose to blend your black beans into a paste using a food processor or blender, or you can be like me and just mash them with a spoon, but bear in mind they'll be a little lumpier if you do the latter! After that it's just a matter of just adding all the ingredients together and giving it a good stir, it's as simple as that! Place the mixture in a greased brownie pan and bake for about 20-25 minutes at 180 degrees (or until it has set) then take it out of the oven, leave to cool for another 30 minutes then proceed to cut and of course taste! I had my brownies with a huge serving of Coconut Ice cream!

P.S If you're a fan of all things sweet and delicious check out Helen's blog here, and Olivia's blog here. They have some incredible recipes that i'll soon try out! As always, have a wonderful weekend, and let me know if you try the recipe out!




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20 comments

  1. Great recipe Sade, the brownies look delicious! x

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  2. these look absolutely amazing, had to run to the cupboard and get a piece of dark chocolate to satisfy my choc craving i've now developed! definitely going to make these asap x
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    1. Thank you Sara! You should definitely try then when you have the time :)

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  3. Oh my gosh they look so yummy. I would never have thought to put black beans in a brownie mix. I used to make gluten free brownies all the time where I used to work. We'd use ground almonds instead of flour and I've got to say I think i prefer them to ordinary brownies.

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    1. Thanks Safiya! Oh my goodness ground almonds sounds incredible, i'd love to work where you do haha! x

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  4. Delicious!!!
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  5. Oh wow such a cool recipe, I am glad you are doing food posts as well, they are lovely!

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  6. YUM!!!! I'm so hungerssssss

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  7. Wow these look so great! I'm going to be delving into some food blogging too!

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  8. Gosh these look to die for. I know what I'm making next week!
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  9. Funny enough I saw this recipe and cringed when I saw the black beans part...LOL. I'm glad it turned out great !

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  10. What a lovely post! These photographs are just beyond perfect! xx
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  12. These sound amazing, I can't believe they're made with beans! I will have to try this recipe out :)
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  13. Looks so delicious!
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  14. OMG, they look amazing! :) I will for sure need to try these!

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  15. Yum, what an unusual idea! Never heard of making brownies with beans!

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  16. I did this very recipe recently! Nobody can ever tell what the secret ingredient is.

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