Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flourless Brownies...I Have No Words

To Cook With Love linked to these brownies at Tessa the Domestic Diva (I love how word gets around on the internet). I have been put off by box mix brownies lately--to sweet, or too gooey, or too dry, or too oily--they just weren't doing it for me. I felt like I needed to cover them with ice cream to disguise the fact that I wasn't enjoying them (what a shame, right?). These Dark Chocolate Flour-less Brownies looked so out-of-the-box (heh) that I had to try them. I am verklempt (Yiddish--speechless with emotion). Smooth. dark chocolate. honey. No. Words.

Tessa's recipe is a little lower in fat and sugar, but I used what I had on hand. Also, her comments section is a good resource, if your unsure how these will work out. This is how I made them, and its really easy:
Yield: 1 8 x 8 pan
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and thoroughly drained
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 T granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor bowl (a blender should work too), add all the ingredients through the egg.  Puree until smooth.
  3. With the motor running, add your other ingredients and mix well.
  4. Pour into a greased or parchment lined 8 x 8 pan.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven until 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (which means 30+ minutes in my finicky oven).
  6. Cool, cut into desired shape, and store in an airtight container.
So, so, good! I spread one with peanut butter! A glass of milk is a must. Thank you so much Tessa, you have a new fan! Next I want to try everything Char Sui Pork!


  1. I am so glad you enjoyed them! Doesn't seem possible something so simple and with relatively healthy ingredients can be so darn tasty!

    1. I know! I've eaten half of the them in two days--yikes. At least I'm getting my fiber :-)

  2. I have always wanted to try black bean brownies. They certainly look delicious.

    1. My husband gave me a look when he heard what was in them, but then he declared them "really tasty"

  3. Oooo...peanut butter on them? Mmmm. I make vegan black bean brownies ( regularly since I found out wheat is an issue for me, but I never thought about peanut butter. Oh, man! Now my mouth is watering.

    1. I love to get your blog's email updates and I'm totally going to try your potato salad! Thanks for stopping by :-)

  4. Interesting! I've never heard of flourless or black bean brownies before!