Black Bean Brownies (no flour needed!)

When you want a sweet treat, but are avoiding sugar and processed flour, what options do you have? Did you ever think black beans would be a good base? Try these delicious black bean brownies!

On the homestead, growing your own wheat isn’t always an option. Many of us do not have the space or equipment to grow enough wheat to make it worthwhile. So, how do you get along without wheat flour when it comes to brownies?

You make them with easy to grow black beans! Add in homegrown honey from your own bees, eggs from your own chickens, and homemade butter, and you have a sweet treat that you can grow yourself!

black bean brownies

Black beans can be a delicious brownie base. They are also useful for so many other recipes, too!

Other ways you can use black beans:

Black Bean Brownies with glass of milk

Why would you want to use black beans for brownies? Some reasons include:

  • ability to grow and store most of, if not the entire recipe, yourself
  • gluten free
  • easily made into paleo (when you sub coconut oil for the butter)
  • no processed ingredients

A simple treat that will be a hit for your entire family, at your next meal gathering and more, black bean brownies will also provide lots of fiber and easily digestible sugars. Let’s get started making them, shall we?

Ingredients you need for Black Bean Brownies

      • 2 cans black beans, drained or 4 cups precooked black beans (get the recipe to can your own here)
      • 6 eggs
      • 2/3 cup butter, melted (you can use coconut oil, too)
      • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
      • 1/4 tsp salt
      • 2 tsp vanilla (make your own here)
      • 1 cup honey
      • 1/4 cup coconut flour (optional, but it does give a better texture)
      • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional, but will add another layer of chocolatey goodness)

Black Bean Brownies in tray

Put your brownies together:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan with coconut oil.
  3. Add beans and melted butter to high powered blender.
  4. Whir on high until beans start to break down and are mashed up.
  5. Add remaining ingredients to the blender and whir for about 1 minute, or until the beans are all mashed up.
  6. Spread batter into pan.
  7. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, if desired
  8. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Have you ever made black bean brownies? Are you ready to try these yummy treats?

black bean brownies

 

  • black bean brownies

    Black Bean Brownies

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    LIghtly grease a 9x13 pan with coconut oil.

    Add beans and melted butter to high powered blender.

    Whir on high until beans start to break down and are mashed up.

    Add remaining gredients to the blender and whir for about 1 minute, or until the beans are all mashed up.

    Spread batter into pan.

    Sprinkle with chocolate chips, if desired

    Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.

    Allow to cool completely before serving.

Want more information on bees, chickens, canning and butter making? Check out these posts:

Canning black beans

Raising Bees

Backyard chicken breeds for beginners

Homemade butter from raw cream

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