Healthy bits

Chocolate brownies

A gluten-free brownie, without processed sugar and oil? Oh, and full of goof proteins and other essential nutrients and minerals such as fibre, folate, iron, copper and manganese, from oats and black beans. Yes, black beans! Is so gooey that is difficult to believe is actually quite healthy!

Time: 30 minutes

Type: cake

Difficulty: 1 pan

Makes: about 6-8 slices

What you need:

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1.5 tbsp unsalted peanut butter

45 grams of oat flour

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 to 3 tbsp plant milk

1 tbsp soya plain yogurt (or other plant yogurt)

3 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp baking powder

50-100g of dark chocolate chunks


food processor

baking tray

mixing spoon

parchment paper


If making flour, put regular oats in the food processor and pulse until it turns into flour (about 1 minute);

Add the remaining ingredients, except chocolate chunks; pulse until all is well mixed (add more plant milk if the mixture is too dry);

Add chocolate chunks (save a few to put on top) and mix; place the mixture in a baking tray (at least 15cm wide, lined with parchment paper) and put the rest of the dark chocolate on top; bake for about 20 minutes in a heated oven at 200 degrees Celsius , and is ready to serve!


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