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Vegan Black Bean Brownies

dessert Jan 01, 2023
Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Vegan Black Bean Brownies 

Indulging in a sweet treat doesn't have to mean sacrificing your gut health. In fact, these gut-friendly vegan black bean brownies prove that you can satisfy your cravings while nourishing your body. Packed with fiber-rich black beans and wholesome ingredients, these brownies are delicious and supportive of a healthy digestive system. So let's dive into the recipe and discover how to create these delectable and gut-friendly treats.

To make these mouthwatering black bean brownies, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Here's how to make them: 

  • Start by preheating the oven to 350°F (175°C) and coat an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. This ensures the brownies don't stick to the dish, making it easier to serve and clean up afterward.
  • Next, blend the drained and rinsed black beans, ground flaxseed, and water until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. This will form the base of your brownie batter and provide a fantastic source of fiber and plant-based protein.
  • Now it's time to add the remaining ingredients to the blender or food processor. Pour in the melted coconut oil, pure vanilla extract, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, coconut sugar, and salt. Blend once again until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined, creating a luscious chocolatey batter.
  • Once your batter is smooth, spread it evenly into the prepared baking dish. Make sure the batter reaches all corners to ensure even baking.
  • Place the container in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Keep a close eye on them, as baking time may vary depending on your oven.

When the brownies are done, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for 15 to 20 minutes. This cooling period is essential as it will enable the brownies to set and achieve the perfect texture—fudgy, moist, and utterly irresistible.

Once cooled, cut the brownies into squares or rectangles, depending on your preference. Each bite will be a delightful explosion of fudgy, chocolatey goodness, satisfying your sweet tooth without any guilt!

If, by some miracle, you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Although they should stay fresh for several days, these delectable treats won't last that long. The incredible combination of gut-friendly ingredients and heavenly taste will have you returning for more.

These gut-friendly vegan black bean brownies are the ultimate treat for your taste buds and digestive system. By incorporating fiber-rich black beans and wholesome ingredients, this recipe transforms a classic indulgence into a healthy option that supports your overall well-being. So go ahead and treat yourself to a batch of these delicious brownies—delight in knowing that you're satisfying your cravings and nourishing your body from the inside out. Enjoy every guilt-free bite!


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