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Black Bean Brownies – Gluten Free

Dessert doesn’t have to be the least healthy part of the meal! These black bean brownies are a delicious and chocolatey way to add fibre and protein to your diet—and cut some of the guilt.

Serves: 10-12 | Estimated Time: 20-35 min


  • 1 can (540 mL ) of CLIC Black Turtle Beans *rinsed and drained*
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp of table salt
  • 3/4 cup of raw sugar
  • 3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • 1 tbsp on instant coffee *optional*
  • 1 tbsp of xantham gum *optional*


  • Pre-cooking CLIC Black Turtle Beans : Soak beans overnight in a large bowl containing 1 tbsp of salt and enough water to cover beans completely. Drain and rinse beans thoroughly. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 60 to 75 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  2. In a food processor, combine beans and oil. Add eggs and combine until mixture is smooth.
    Add the remaining ingredients, leaving out the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour mixture into a large bowl. With a spatula, mix in half of the chocolate chips.
  4. Lightly grease an 8 x 8 baking dish, and pour in mixture. *try using coconut oil for better results*
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking dish, and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.
  6. Put in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Stick a toothpick into the centre of the brownies. If it comes out clean, the brownies are done.
  8. Remove the brownies from the oven, and let cool for a hour before serving.