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Black Bean Brownie healthy baking recipe

Today's recipe is healthy twist to the regular brownie recipe. Its no ordinary brownie recipe its a bean brownie recipe a healthier version which is flour-less(Gluten free) and butter-less.Black turtle beans are small shiny variety of common bean and commonly known are Black Beans.This brownie recipe is very easy to make and needs just a blender that means no special equipment to use.Enjoy this healthier sweet treat along with you kids and if you want to make it more healthier replace sugar with honey to taste. Check out the ingredients and step for making it.
I love trying new healthier versions to regular recipes like my Chickpea Chocolate Cake, Black Seed Pie, Ragi Chocolate Cake, Sweet Corn Halwa, Peas Coconut Halwa , Avocado phirni and many more... 
Black Bean Brownie healthy baking recipe

Nutritional Value Of Black Beans (info taken from here)
Black beans are very high in fiber, protein, and vitamins like vitamin A. They also contain calcium, iron, and manganese. Black beans also have high levels of flavonoids, particularly anthocyanin, which have antioxidant abilities. They also contain omega-3 fatty acid, which is considered a good form of cholesterol.Black beans are a great source of folic acid and have abnormally high levels of the rare compound molybdenum, which is very difficult to find in any other food. and are mostly used .

Level: Easy
Makes: 16

1 cup: 250ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon: 5 ml


Black Beans: 1 cup *
Sugar: 3/4 cup
Cocoa Powder: 1/4 cup
Chocolate Chips: 1/2 cup
Baking Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
Instant Coffee powder: 1 teaspoon
Egg: 2 large
Oil: 1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence: 1 teaspoon

*I have take 1/2 cup black beans soaked for 6hrs and cooked until they became soft and retained its shape and when measured after draining the liquid its 1 cup. [ or you can use canned black beans, simply drain the liquid and measure to 1 cup]


In the blender jar add all the ingredients except chocolate chips and blend it to smooth paste. 
Now add 1/4th cup of chocolate chips and gently mix with the black bean batter.
Now pour the batter in greased n papered 8inch square pan and sprinkle remaining 1/4cup chocolate chips on top.
Bake the brownie on 160C for approx 20mins until the brownie leaves the sides and when you touch the top it should not be sticky. Keep aside and let it cool.
Slice and enjoy along with you kids.

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  1. Intersting use of black beens in brownies !!! Looks so yumm Nisa :)

  2. The black bean brownies sound so healthy and innovative Nisa ! Beautiful photography makes them all the more inviting !

  3. Wow, this looks so awesome! Interesting idea! :)

  4. Wow Nisa, a gluten free brownie recipe. I've always wondered how an only bean brownie would taste. Yours looks so fudgey and tempting.

  5. Absolutely decadent, dark beauty looks astonishing. How delicious and moist this brownies looks. Lovely share.

  6. Look at those gorgeous brownie and I say this with complete honesty, loved your effort of using that key ingredient so efficiently and turning the brownies into a gluten free recipe. Absolutely moist looking brownies that I would definitely want some.

  7. I am simply amazed at this recipe and waiting to try this to taste it. Also looking at other such recipes you have. Hats off to you.

  8. Such a beautiful & innovative way of black beans. Looks so moist and delicious brownies.

  9. Super cool, these recipes must be showcased as the best of the season. I can feel the sink of teeth into these brownies

  10. Wow a brownie out of black bean, so innovative and so healthy.

  11. This I have been delaying to try once. so guiltfree and remain tasty. Great recipe must say.

  12. Wow Nisa never thought of making brownie with black beans.So innovative and delicious looking brownie.And healthy too. Just loved it.Awesome share.

  13. This is looking so scrumptious...amazing share☺

  14. A very nice idea to put this healthy beans in brownie recipe..thank you for such lovely share.


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