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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Chocolate Brownies: No Gluten, No Dairy, No Egg, No Oil-Only 2 Ingredients


We love brownies! Originating in Chicago at the Palmer House Hotel in 1893, the delicious marriage of the cake and the cookie is undoubtedly an all-time favorite.

Unfortunately, for health and ingredient conscious individuals, replacements often lack the flavor we crave. So, when we say, only two ingredients without the usual allergens, the first concern is taste. Fear not as this gooey chocolaty treat is not lacking any taste; in fact, it tastes better than most.

Cost: Less than $4.00 per batch

What you need…

1 box gluten free brownie mix (Theoretically, if you do not care about gluten you can use any box of your favorite brownie mix and still have a healthier treat.)
1 can of unseasoned black beans

Directions…

Pour undrained black beans into a mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher. There is no need to crush every bean as the texture is nice.

Add the entire box of brownie mix and continue to mash the ingredients together until the mixture appears wet and dark. Exchange the potato masher with a large spoon and stir a couple more times to ensure there is no powder left at the bottom.

Follow baking instructions on the box of the particular brand you are using. Since this recipe eliminates oil, I suggest you spray the baking dish to assure your brownies do not stick to the surface.


Bake, cool and enjoy! 

Recipe by Sammy Sutton