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!