Vegan Black Bean Brownies

by veronica

This is a flourless vegan brownie recipe which is also gluten free. The texture is a bit like fudge from adding some of the liquid from the black beans, and is very rich from the dark chocolate. A perfect PMS food if you ask me ;)

Ensure the beans you buy are canned in water without any preservatives. I buy beans, preserved in water in carton packaging.

Oven: 175 C
Baking time: 15-20 minutes depending on thickness and size of the oven dish 

  • 230 grams of canned black beans, rinsed (keep the liquid from the can or package)
  • 100 grams of dark chocolate 
  • 1.5 dl oats
  • 1 pc over ripe banana
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 – 1 dl date syrup (depends on how sweet you like your brownies to be, I adjust to less then 1 dl since I love the rich chocolate taste)
  • 3 tbsp liquid from the beans (the water in which the beans where preserved)
  • 1 pinch of himalayan pink salt
  • Coconut oil for greasing a pan. 

For decoration:

  • 60 grams of dark chocolate 
  • walnuts 
  • Chop the dark chocolate into smaller pieces. 
  • Add everything except the dark chocolate to a food processor. Process for 10 minutes or until smooth.
  • Add the 100 grams of the chopped dark chocolate and and process until as smooth as possible. The batter should be smooth and fluffy.
  • Add the batter to a greased oven dish. 
  • Place in the middle of a pre-heated oven an bake for 15-20 minuts depending ont he size of your dish. 
  • Remove the cake brownie fromt he oven and add the chopped chocolate on top of the cake. Let it melt and spread the melted chocolate in a thin even layer on the cake, then add walnuts. 
  • Let the cake cool off prior to serving or slicing the brownies.  
  • Store in the fridge, in an airtight container.


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