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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Whole Foods Flourless Brownies

As you may have guessed, one of my favorite websites is Whole Foods. I love them! Here is a very tasty recipe for Gluten Free brownies with a very unique "secret ingredient". You can also check out the comments on the website for ingredient substitutes and sugar free versions from users.

Flourless Brownies

Makes 16

No one will ever guess the secret ingredient in this recipe: black beans!

  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter, more for the baking dish
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Butter an 8-inch baking pan. Place the black beans, eggs, melted butter, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove the blade and gently stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Bake the brownies for 30 to 35 minutes, or until just set in the center. Cool before cutting into squares.

Per serving (1 brownie/about 2oz/60g-wt.): 160 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 50mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 17g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 4g protein

Tags: Family Friendly, Make Ahead, Wheat Free, Low Sodium, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

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