Treat yourself to the irresistibly rich and moist chili chocolate and black bean brownies! These delicious treats are a gluten-free treat, perfect for those with dietary restrictions. We took the innovative step of replacing traditional flour with nutrient-dense black beans to create a moist and delicious texture. The intense chocolate flavor pampers the taste buds, while a touch of chili provides a delicious kick. You’ll love the irresistible flavor combination that makes these brownies an instant favorite. Whether it’s a special occasion or a simple afternoon snack, these brownies are sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings.
- Sunflower oil for greasing
- 2 x 400g cans of black beans, drained
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 6 large eggs
- 200g soft butter, chopped
- 200 g light muscovado sugar
- 100g cocoa powder
- 2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
- 85g chilli flavored chocolate (or dark chocolate), chopped into pieces
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.
- Lightly grease a 20 x 30 cm brownie tin and line it with baking paper.
- Using a hand blender, puree the black beans and vanilla together with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 eggs until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, mix butter, sugar, cocoa and remaining eggs.
- Using an electric whisk, beat the mixture until creamy, starting slowly and gradually increasing the speed.
- Mix in the baking powder, then fold in the bean mixture and the chocolate pieces.
- Use a spatula to spread the dough into the prepared pan and smooth it out.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until brownies are firm to the touch.
- Let the brownies cool and then cut them into squares.
- The brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Equipment and tools
- Greasing utensil (e.g. sunflower oil)
- mixing bowls
- Whisk or electric mixer
- Casserole dish or can
- Knife or chopper
Note: This recipe contains eggs and butter. Please use caution if you or anyone eating the brownies has allergies to these ingredients.
Storage and leftovers
After you make and enjoy these delicious chili chocolate and black bean brownies, you can save any leftovers for later enjoyment.
- Allow the brownies to cool completely.
- Cut into individual portions or store whole.
- Place the brownies in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap.
- Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Note: If necessary, warm the brownies slightly again before serving.
Health Benefits of Chili Chocolate and Black Bean Brownies
Treating yourself to a delicious dessert doesn’t mean compromising on your health. These chili chocolate black bean brownies offer a unique flavor combination while providing multiple health benefits. Packed with nutritious ingredients like black beans and cocoa powder, these brownies are a treat for your taste buds and your body.
1. Rich in fiber from black beans
Black beans are the main ingredient in these brownies. Not only do they provide a smooth and moist consistency, but they are also an excellent source of fiber. Fiber is essential for a healthy digestive system, promoting regular bowel movements and preventing constipation. Including black beans in your diet can support a healthy gut and improve overall digestion.
2. Antioxidant-rich cocoa powder
Cocoa powder, the main ingredient responsible for the rich chocolate flavor of these brownies, is a superfood packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from harmful free radicals, which are known to contribute to chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Consuming cocoa powder in moderate amounts is associated with improved heart health and a reduction in inflammation in the body.
3. Gluten-free baking powder
These brownies contain gluten-free baking powder and are therefore suitable for people with a gluten intolerance or for those on a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free baking powder ensures that people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance can enjoy these delicious treats without any health problems.
4. Nutritional Benefits of Chili Flavored Chocolate
Chili-flavored chocolate chips add an exciting and unique touch to these brownies. Aside from providing a heat boost, they also offer potential health benefits. Dark chocolate with a high level of cocoa solids contains flavonoids, which are associated with improved cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure and a reduction in inflammation in the body. Additionally, the capsaicin found in chili peppers has been linked to increased metabolism, decreased appetite, and potential pain relief.
Overall, these chili chocolate black bean brownies are a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth while providing numerous health benefits. Whether you’re looking to increase fiber intake, treat yourself to an antioxidant-rich dessert, or accommodate dietary restrictions, these brownies pack a punch in both taste and nutritional value.