Black beans make an excellent ingredient for vegan brownies! I know it sounds a little weird if you haven’t tried it, but trust me. These brownies are fudgy, delicious, vegan and also gluten-free!
Oh FUDGE That’s Good!
How do you like your brownies? Crispy, chewy or fudgy? Well, with these black bean brownies, you don’t have to choose! They are crispy on the outside, yet smooth and fudgy in the middle. Another dimension is added with the walnuts, which add something to chew on and taste great with chocolate!
Now, we all know brownies are a treat, not a staple (even vegan ones). However, if given the choice I like my brownies to be on the healthy side (without necessarily “tasting” too healthy, if you know what I mean ?). This is where the black beans really boost these brownies.
Many store bought brownies (fudgy or otherwise) are made with processed ingredients – especially the sugar and flour. These tend to break down in your system quickly, leaving you hungry and craving sugar! In contrast, a black bean brownie base has lots of protein and fiber. The fiber works to keep your gut healthy, and the protein keeps you satisfied and less likely to dip back into the cookie jar!
No gluten? No problem!
If you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, this is the vegan dessert for you! These brownies are completely flourless. The cacao powder, coconut sugar, and black beans keep these brownies super rich, fudgy and chocolatey, but totally gluten-free.
Bhmph hmmpf drnnmph!
That’s what it sounds like when I try to talk through a mouthful of black bean brownies ?. Once you make these you’ll understand! You and your friends or family won’t get much talking done until the plate is empty. However, when everyone is finished, they’ll be singing your praises!
So, why not give this vegan brownie recipe a try!
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