Food / From My Table

Gluten Free Brownies

My Grandma recently found out that she has Celiac disease and has to start adjusting (and I mean ADJUSTING) to a gluten free diet. It is such a hard lifestyle change for anyone, especially someone who has been cooking and eating for 50+ years.

My Grandma makes the best caramel brownies, so I wanted to test out a gluten free version to share with her.

Gluten free flour is EXPENSIVE, so I wanted to find a wallet friendly option. In comes the black beans….

Thats right, black beans. There is no flour in these brownies! You can’t even tell. They are rich and delicious.

Not only are the gluten free, but super healthy! The beans add tons of fiber to these brownies!

This recipes comes from Caroline over at Chocolate and Carrots.

Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies


  • 1 19oz can reduced sodium black beans, well rinsed and drained or dried beans that have been soaked and cooked
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a 8″x8″ pan with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray.
  3. In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips.
  4. Blend until it is a smooth consistency.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the top of the brownie batter.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  8. Allow them to cool completely in the pan before removing, cutting and enjoying the brownies.

I promise, you don’t even taste the beans :)



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