I’ve been looking for a simple Vegan & Gluten-Free dessert recipe that is simple to make and wont make me feel incredibly guilty later. After coming up short, I decided to make my own BLACK BEAN BROWNIE.
Many of the versions I found were vegan, but not gluten-free or gluten-free and not vegan. Some called for flax eggs and I don’t do well with flax. Ultimately this recipe is made for me and I’m sharing it in hopes you’ll enjoy. Feel free to modify, but don’t complain if you modify it and hate it. Seriously, that’s one of the lamest things you could ever do.
Let’s get a few of the questions out of the way…
Q: Can I use regular rolled oats?
A: Yes, just not quick oats
Q: Can I use flour instead of oats
A: Sure, but then you’re making something completely else
Q: I don’t like chocolate chips, can I substitute for nuts?
A: What??? NO! Just don’t make this if that’s the case.
Q: Can I use another type of bean?
A: Again…NO! It’s called Black Bean Brownies for a reason.
Q: Should I put ice cream on it?
A: Hellz YES! Better yet, crumble the brownie on a tub of ice cream. Up to you!
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups black beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2/3 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate (Chips, Mini Chips or Chunks)
- Grease 8x8 pan
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Place oats and cocoa powder to food processor and blend until fine
- Add remaining ingredients EXCEPT CHOCOLATE and blend until completely smooth, approx. 3-5 minutes
- Add 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips to the batter and blend for 15 seconds
- Pour batter into greased baking pan
- Sprinkle remaning chocolate chips on top of the brownie and lightly pat into the batter
- Cook the black bean brownies 15-20 minutes
- Carefully remove from oven and allow to cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut
Baking time depends on your oven, you know your oven better than I do. Also, some people don't pre-heat their oven (totally avoiding the 2nd step), which adds to the cook time. If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will firm up.
Looking for some gluten-free & vegan desserts?