This is a delicious and healthy treat – goes well with fruit salad for a nice dessert. There is a balance of protein and fiber from the beans, which will reduce the glycemic impact of the chocolate chips.
It is gluten-free and diabetic friendly, as it contains xylitol and very little sugar. This recipe can also be made without dairy by increasing the applesauce by ¼ cup and omitting the yogurt. Enjoy!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Prep notes: use a food processor for best results
Cooking time: 55 minutes
1 ¼ cups black beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup quinoa flour
¾ cup buckwheat flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup xylitol (a healthy, low glycemic replacement for sugar)
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp xanthan gum
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup plain yogurt (unsweetened)
½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Grease an 8X8 inch baking pan with olive oil and set aside. (the bottom of the pan can also be lined with parchment paper, if desired)
- Place drained and rinsed black beans in a food processor and process until fairly smooth.
- Add flours, cocoa powder, xylitol, baking powder, baking soda, and xanthan gum. Process to blend.
- Add vanilla and applesauce. Process until well blended and fairly smooth.
- Fold in chocolate chips by hand.
- Pour brownie mixture into prepared baking pan.
- Bake is 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes
- Cool completely and cut into 16 squares.
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