Packed with protein, and with no refined sugar, these brownies are sure to be your new favorite recipe! They're fudgy and soft, with a perfectly chewy top layer. With results this good, nobody will ever guess that they're made with black beans and no added sugar — just fruit.
Protein-Packed Flourless Black Bean Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 1 cup black beans
- 1 banana
- 8 dates, soaked in 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/3 cup cacao
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Add all the ingredients (including soaking water for dates) to a blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth and completely combined, scraping as necessary. Once combined, remove from the blender bowl and pour into a 9×9-inch baking dish sprayed, or lined with baking paper.
- Bake in the oven, preheated to 350°F for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is firm and cracked and the edges pull away from the sides of the pan. A stick inserted in the center should come out clean, but be careful not to overbake, as they will dry out.
- Once cooked, cool pan on a wire rack and then slice into brownies.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.