Flourless Fudge-Like Brownies

These flourless brownies are very gooey when they are warm, almost like a brownie pudding! Once they are chilled they are thick like fudge! Enjoy them either way!   The best news is that instead of flour these brownies use black beans and zucchini for the base of the batter plus tons of cacao (or cocoa) powder. What I love about cacao powder is that it is rich in antioxidants plus it adds fiber, magnesium, and iron to the brownies. You can find cacao powder in the natural food baking section of the grocery store, at health food stores, or at on-line retailers. 

These flourless brownies are very gooey when they are warm, almost like a brownie pudding! Once they are chilled they are thick like fudge! Enjoy them either way!  

The best news is that instead of flour these brownies use black beans and zucchini for the base of the batter plus tons of cacao (or cocoa) powder. What I love about cacao powder is that it is rich in antioxidants plus it adds fiber, magnesium, and iron to the brownies. You can find cacao powder in the natural food baking section of the grocery store, at health food stores, or at on-line retailers. 

Flourless Fudge-like Brownies

Serves 9

Ingredients:

1 can black beans (14.5 ounces), drained and rinsed

3 teaspoons egg substitute + 4 tablespoons water*

1/2 cup grated zucchini (1/2 small zucchini)

3 tablespoons coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup raw sugar

3/4 cup cacao powder (cocoa powder)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

*Or use 2 eggs

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 9-inch baking with non-stick cooking spray.

2. In small dish combine the egg substitute and water, whisk to combine.

3. In a food processor combine the black beans and the egg substitute, pulse to combine.

4. Then to the food processor add the grated zucchini, coconut oil, vanilla, raw sugar, cacao powder, salt, and baking powder. Pulse the mixture to combine, the batter should be thick and smooth.

5. Transfer the brownie mixture to the prepared backing dish. Bake for 25 minutes.

Cooking tip: When you remove the brownies from the oven, they will be gooey! You can enjoy them gooey or chill the brownies overnight a very fudge-like brownie. 

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