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This brownie is awesome! My daughter is gluten sensitive and I'm with Celiac so this is right up our alley! I added a teaspoon of instant espresso and a half teaspoon of baking soda & powder. I only used a half cup of sugar.I also put some peanut butter & chocolate chips with walnuts on the top and baked as directed.For those that are stating that's its dry and crumbly,I used large eggs,and the amount of oil called for. And put it all in a food processor and let it mix for at least 5 minutes until very smooth. You would never know that the base of this recipe was beans....I plan on keeping it that way! ;)

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sheywillow April 09, 2013

Love these brownies! I have gotten so many people to try them and no one believes that there's beans instead of flour. They are very moist and perfect amount of chocolate and throwing everything in the blender...what could be easier? I added 1/2 tsp each of baking powder and baking soda to make them a little more cake-like. Our new favourite brownie recipe!

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rdonald3 April 22, 2011

My kids and I loved, loved these and Hubby really liked them as well. They were very dense and fudge-like and not too sweet. We will definitely be making them again as well as playing with the recipe some (doing things like trying with nuts, trying to make more cake-like etc).

Edited to add: I have made these several times and have been adding 1 1/2 teaspoons of both baking powder and baking soda to the recipe. It makes them more cake-like which I like a little better.

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Texas Ladybug October 10, 2010

Loved them! My husband added mint extract to them. Wow!

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Skip and Leslie February 19, 2010

I made these to take to a gathering and they were very well received. Like others, I added 1/2 t. baking powder and baking soda which gives them a little rise. I just went with 1/4 cup of cocoa and did add nuts and chocolate chips. People really enjoyed the flavor. Preparation doesn't get any easier than this. Thanks!

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MollyJ March 02, 2014

So not terrible, but I can definitely detect that it's not the usual brownie recipe. I sparingly sprinkled in some chocolate chips and pecan pieces to maintain a healthy version of this treat. I wish that I had put in some more chocolate chips, though, to make them more chocolately. I also put in baking soda and baking powder, as well as additional cocoa. In sum, I would make them again because they can fill the chocolate void in a much less caloric way. Thanks for sharing!

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iamflacka February 10, 2014

Wow! These were amazing and so moist and fudgy! My family loved them and both my teenagers say this is their new favorite brownies. They don't have a clue about the beans and I don't plan to tell them! After reading other reviews I decided to up the cocoa powder to 5 tablespoons and reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup. Since the type of oil was not specified, I used melted coconut oil. I also used egg replacer instead of the eggs due to dietary need.

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Tunnia February 10, 2014

Oh my goodness, these are delicious! I didn't tell my husband about the black beans until he tried a brownie. He noticed that the texture was different but LOVED how it tasted. I did add 5 tablespoons of cocoa powder but that's the only thing I did differently. Brownies are a tad, and I mean just a tad, crumbly so I'll try adding the baking powder and baking soda in the next batch to see if that makes any difference. <br/><br/>I understand the reason for not using dried beans, even if you soak them, is that canned black beans are cooked before canning. I am going to try cooking dried black beans first and see if I can get away with not using store bought canned beans.

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Maw Maw's Favorite February 02, 2014

this recipe is a life saver , im going to try everyones tips also to see how they turn out I have a chocolate craving every once in awhile and these do the trick. whoever came up with the original recipe is a genious. as well as everyone elses ideas and adding odds and ends 2 my brownies they r delicous.

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mjwatts78 August 14, 2013

So easy to make. Also very tasty.

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christlife04 June 10, 2013
Black Bean Brownies (Gluten Free)