So, I’ve been inundated with birthdays this week. My Mother-in-law of the future, my sister-in-law of the future, AND my sister’s partner all had birthdays.
So, it has definitely been time for some cake. I’ve shared another gluten-free chocolate brownie recipe in the past.Jump to Recipe
But that recipe never came out quite indulgent enough for me. This version is, like it says on the tin, super gooey – you’ll need to serve up on a plate and eat it with a fork.
Like my gluten-free peanut butter blondies, these super-gooey brownies have a legume-based secret ingredient! If you’re serving to fussy eaters, don’t let them in on the secret until after they’ve told you how beautiful the brownies are (actually, maybe just smile and nod and don’t tell them at all…)
I’ve seen versions of black bean brownies online for a while now, so I decided to develop my own version. I can verify that black bean brownies make the most gooey brownies. and they’re naturally free from gluten, too.
Like, seriously, gluten-free brownies usually come out pretty moist, but the addition of black beans makes a batch of really moist gluten-free brownies.
- 2 tins Black Beans
- 400 g Honey
- 400 g Dark Chocolate
- 50 g Coconut Oil
- 50 ml Espresso
- 1.5 tsp. Baking Powder (gluten-free)
- 50 g White Chocolate (optional)
Pre heat the oven to 160°C
Drain and rinse the black beans and add them to the bowl of your blender
Add the honey and blend for a few minutes, until smooth
In a microwave safe bowl, break up 300g of the chocolate, add the coffee and the coconut oil and melt in the microwave, stirring every 10 seconds. this should take about 90-120 seconds
Add the melted chocolate mixture to the blender, with the black bean mixture, and blend for a further ten seconds or so
Roughly chop the remaining chocolate and add to the blender, with the gluten-free baking powder, then blend again
Line a baking tin, pour in the mixture and bake in the oven for around an hour. It will come out bubbling
Melt the white chocolate and drizzle over, if desired. Leave to cool completely before chopping the brownies into squares
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I’ve been gluten free since 2014 and, gutted with the lack of truly awesome gluten free cake, I’ve been developing recipes for better gluten free bakes ever since.
Now I share recipes, tips + ideas for gluten free cake lovers here on bakeandbehappy.com. What I do isn’t ‘gluten free baking’. Its just great baking. Without gluten.