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Double Chocolate Brownies (Gluten Free and Vegan)

I’ve always been suspicious of double chocolate brownies made with black beans. In times past they always tasted of beans, no matter what someone claimed. I think the real issue is the brownies were flourless and bound with eggs. These double chocolate brownies are held together with oat flour and it produces a cake like brownie. Don’t fear it! You will love them. You will find it hard to not indulge. Note: chill the brownies and serve cold. You will be rewarded for your patience.Double Chocolate Brownies that are Gluten Free and Vegan

Double Chocolate Brownies


  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°, oil a 8×8 glass baking pan.

Add all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips to a high-speed blender. Process until smooth, tamping often. (If you don not have this, use a food processor)

Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.

Scrape into the prepared baking pan and smooth out. If you would like, sprinkle on an additional 2 Tablespoons chips on top.

Bake for about 18 minutes. Let cool on counter, slice into bite size pieces.

Cover and put in refrigerator for a few hours before enjoying.

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