Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

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It’s the first day of fall and it’s cold :(:(:(.
But on the bright side, it’s kinda sunny, so I’m not going to get all humdrum and everything…yet.
And, on the brighter side, when it gets cold, I bake.  A lot.
So, to ease into all the warm, tummy rubbing goodness of all things baked, let’s start by making something relatively good for you.
These brownies (or brownie bites) are gluten free, high in protein and have good fat.  Best of all, it comes together in no time.  Got 5 minutes?  Make some brownies!

black bean brownie bites
Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies


1 (15oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 c sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 c coconut butter, melted (or you can use regular butter)
1/2 c cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1/2 c chocolate chips
1/2 c walnuts


Preheat your oven to 350.  Spray a mini-muffin tin with cooking spray to make sure your brownies “release” easily.  You can also use a 9 x 13″ baking pan and spread the batter along the bottom but I find these brownies are really fudgy so the smaller bite size is better.
In the bowl of a food processor, add the beans and process until broken down a bit.  Add melted coconut oil/butter and cocoa and process again.  Add the sugar and process again; scrape down sides.  Add eggs and vanilla and process again.  Add chocolate chips and nuts and process one last time.
Fill the muffin tins and bake for about 20 minutes…yup, that’s it!
Now go ahead and have a warm brownie…