Health-IER "Secret" Ingredient Brownie Recipe - Gluten Free

I have to admit that as I was measuring out the ingredients for this recipe, I was scrunching my nose and thinking it could not possibly be something I would like. Brownies have a special place in my heart belly and I was NOT convinced that I would like the outcome of these much healthier treats.

Well, I am proud to tell you that these brownies are a DELICIOUS guilt free treat that I will be making over, and over and over again!  The only real difference between these brownies and the MUCH more sinful brownies were the texture take getting used to since there is no flour and they are a tad crumblier (if thats a word). My only dilemma at this point is whether or not I should tell the kids what the "SECRET" ingredient is.....BLACK BEANS!!!  Yes, you read that correct, black beans!

I recently stumbled upon this recipe on 
( I can not claim this recipe but its TOO GOOD not to share ;) ) Olena's site is AMAZING! Lots of clean eats gold in there! Check it out, you will not be disappointed!

OK, back to these lovely little brownies!  Not only is this recipe gluten free and refined sugar free, but they are a whip to make.

Throw all your ingredients into a  blender/mixer and pour into a pan! Easiest recipe I've ever made!

NOTE: The only changes I made to the original recipe were that I omitted 2 T. Brewed coffee and I chopped the chocolate chips into the batter. Try both versions if you want - see which one you like!

Give this treat a try - I assure you that you will not even realize you are eating black beans unless you allow your mind to digress! haha Your sweet tooth and belly will be happy too!  Happy Baking!!

From my HOME to yours,
Ange xoxo

Health-IER "Secret" Ingredient Brownie Recipe - Gluten Free 
(makes 12 average sized brownies)
(21 Day Fixers: 1 Brownie is a considered serving -- use 1 YELLOW as a "treat")

1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
15 dates (1/2 cup packed)
2 large eggs
1/2 C. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 C. chocolate chip
1/2 C cocoa powder
1 t. pure vanilla extract
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t. salt

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Lightly oil baking pan and set aside.

Rinse and drain black beans.  Place all ingredients into mixer and blend on high until all ingredients are incorporated and mixture is smooth.  Pour mixture into baking pan and bake for 30 minutes!  Let cool on counter and store covered in refrigerator -- if they last that long!! ENJOY!

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