Flourless chocolate chip brownies

    55 min

    No flour, no refined sugar - a fantastic flourless and easy brownie recipe! Hard to believe these chocolate chip brownies contain black beans; don't tell anyone the secret until they've been eaten up.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 (400g) tin black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 2 eggs
    • 120ml unsweetened applesauce
    • 45g cocoa powder
    • 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 125g dark chocolate chips, divided

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:15min cooling  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a 20cm square baking dish with parchment.
    2. Combine beans, eggs, applesauce, cocoa powder, coffee, vanilla, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a food processor. Process until smooth. Add 80g chocolate chips to brownie mixture; stir gently to combine.
    3. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish; top with remaining chocolate chips.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool completely before cutting into squares, about 15 minutes.

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    This is currently in the oven. There were no instructions about doing anything with the black beans, are you supposed to mash them at all as it took an age to mix, I had to mash them with a spoon inbetween beats but still ‘bits’ left! Also, the chocolate chips on top are melting, obviously, whereas your picture shows them still solid to some extent. Hoping they taste great! Hard to rate at this stage, giving it 3.  -  28 Nov 2017