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Gluten Free Nutella Swirled Black Bean Brownies - brownies made with black beans instead of flour for a high protein and fiber gluten free treat.

Nutella Swirled Black Bean Brownies

Gluten Free Nutella Swirled Black Bean Brownies - brownies made with black beans instead of flour for a high protein and fiber gluten free treat. 

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar any kind
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can 14 ounce size black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cups coconut or light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso powder
  • 1/3 cup chocolate hazelnut spread aka Nutella

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9″ x 9″ baking pan.
  2. Put the mayonnaise, vinegar, vanilla and black beans in the blender. Mash the beans a little with a spoon or spatula. Then blend until mixture is smooth.
  3. Add the cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and coffee. Blend just until smooth. DO NOT OVERMIX! Learn from my mistake...
  4. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Drop the chocolate hazelnut spread by tablespoonful around the batter and swirl with a knife.
  6. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until brownies are set up and a toothpick tests clean. Allow brownies to cool 15 minutes before cutting into them.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was made with mayonnaise for a Crazy Ingredient Challenge. Instead of the 1/3 cup mayonnaise you can use 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon oil (coconut or vegetable) and 1 tablespoon milk (any kind) as appeared in the original recipe.