High-Fiber, Gluten-Free Brownies

High-Fiber, Gluten-Free Brownies
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Don’t be afraid of the black beans in this recipe. You can’t taste them and they give a nutrition kick and fiber boost that you won’t find in regular brownies. Try topping them with fresh raspberries too.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    20 min
  • Servings
    12 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 brownie
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

12 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 brownie
  • Amount per serving Calories 110

  • Total Fat 6g
    • Saturated Fat 1.6g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 75mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 5g
  • Protein 3g
  • Potassium 125mg
  • Phosphorus 50mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Carbohydrate, 1 Fat



  • nonstick cooking spray
  • canned black beans (rinsed and drained)
    3/4 cup
  • olive oil
    1/4 cup
  • water
    2 tbsp
  • egg
  • egg whites
  • cocoa powder
    1/4 cup
  • Splenda Sugar Blend
    1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp
  • instant coffee
    1 tsp
  • vanilla extract
    1 tsp
  • gluten-free all-purpose baking mix, such as King Aarthur's
    1/3 cup
  • mini chocolate-chips (gluten-free)
    1/4 cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 by 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a blender, puree the beans with the oil and water. Add the eggs, cocoa, Splenda Sugar Blend, coffee, and vanilla and blend well.

  3. Add the baking mix to blender and pulse until just incorporated. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Pour into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes

  5. Let cool at least 15 minutes before cutting and removing from the pan. Cut into 12 equal-sized brownies.

  • Recommended

    my dog loves it !!!

  • Recommended

    The brownies were very delicious. I couldn't stop eating them. The one thing is that I did develop a lot of gaseous episodes. Luckily I could blame our pit bull for the strong sulfurous odor. Oh, Jasper just farted again !

  • Recommended

    I need a good alternative to Splenda and Nutrasweet. Neither work well in our household. We don’t care for Stevia either. We do use agave to sweeten tea.

  • Not recommended

    The brownies were very dense and packed flavor. Tasted like sweet beans.