I have been gluten free for about 2 years now and always get super excited when I find a really good gluten free recipe.
The recipe for these brownies did not disappoint! My son ate 2 and my hubby at 1 1/2. They are not aware of the secret ingredient or else they would not have even tried them. I took some to work and my coworkers loved them!
I came across the recipe on the You Tube Channel: Clean & Delicious. Dani has some great tips for clean eating. Click here to access her page and find out more about Dani and her other delicious recipes.
Here is her recipe for the Triple Chocolate Brownies:
3/4 cup flour ( I used all purpose gluten free flour)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sifted coca powder
15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed (this is the secret ingredient)
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup chocolate chips
a bit of oil to grease the pan (I used cooking spray)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Coat an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder and sifted cocoa powder.
In a blender combine the black beans, water, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Blend until everything is well combined and the beans are broken down. This will be very liquidy.
Pour the bean mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until everything is combined. Stir in the nuts and chocolate chips.
Pour the mixture into the greased pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean.
Once the brownies have cooled completely, prepare your icing. Simply combine all the icing ingredients and stir until combined. At first I thought it was to dry, but keep mixing and have faith. It will come together nicely.
Spread the icing over the cooled brownies and cut into squares. Mine made 16. These are so thick and dense they are almost like fudge!!!!