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Flourless Peppermint Brownies

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 50 mins
Yield Serves 12 (serving size: 1 brownie)
Decadent, minty, and fudgy, these brownies will fool even the savviest sweet tooth. Hearty, wholesome black beans, which are high in fiber and protein, completely take the place of any flour in this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 145
  • fat 6.1 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 2.8 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 3.6 g
  • carbohydrate 21 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 47 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 114 mg
  • calcium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Place first 9 ingredients in a food processor; process until completely smooth, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Fold in chocolate chips; pour batter into a 9-inch square metal baking pan.

  3. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until edges of brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool 20 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Gluten-Free Baking