Coffee & Black Bean Brownies (Gluten-Free)

Coffee & Black Bean Brownies (Gluten-Free)

RECIPE TYPE Dessert
DIET Gluten-Free
For as much Mexican food as I cook, I always end up with leftover beans. I have even tried just making my own to reduce leftovers but that didn’t help. So I love this recipe as a fun new take on brownies. These coffee and black bean brownies not only help use up leftovers, but they are gluten free and delicious too! Win-win-win.
|Written March 7, 2016
This recipe contains sponsored content by BayROC

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ cups black beans
  • 6 eggs, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup finely ground coffee
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 8 ounces chocolate, chopped
  • Confectioner's sugar
SERVINGS9 brownies
TOTAL TIME50minutes
PREP20minutes
COOK30minutes
1

In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly mash 1 1/2 cups of black beans. If you have a food processor, that’s even better. You want the end result to be smooth.

Black Bean Brownies

2

Whisk together the 6 egg yolks and add that to the mixture.

3

Mix in the tablespoon of vanilla, 1/4 cup finely ground coffee, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/2 cup of sugar.

Homemade Brownies

4

Melt the 1/2 cup of butter over a medium-low heat.

5

Once the butter is melted, turn off the heat but leaving the pot on the burner, and add in the chopped chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has completely melted and combined with the butter.

Melted Chocolate

6

Slowly add the melted chocolate to the bean mixture, stirring vigorously. You don’t want the heat from the butter-chocolate mixture to cook the egg yolks. So it is key to add a little at a time for this reason.

7

Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff. Fold them into the brownie batter until completely combined.

Brownie Batter

8

Transfer the mixture to a small baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes at 325° F. Test with a toothpick at the 20 minute mark and again at 30 for completeness.

9

Remove the brownies from the oven, let cool. Cut into nine individual squares and dust with powdered sugar.

Coffee Black Bean Brownies

Coffee & Black Bean Brownies

 

I received compensation from Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition in exchange for this recipe. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

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