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January 14, 2010

Black Bean Brownies : no gluten no dairy (but you would never know)

OMG black bean brownies

12 dried prunes coarsely chopped + It is really important to use organic prunes, because we will make a sauce with the fluid they are reconstituted it.

in a small pot quickly simmer the prunes in 1.5 cups of water

use the prune simmer as a double boiler to melt about 2/3 cup of quality dark bittersweet chocolate, in a glass bowl.

use a submersion blender to puree the water and prunes, into a sweet syrup, add this and the melted chocolate to 1/2 cup oil (or melted natural buttery spread) and then 2/3 cup organic cane sugar + 1 tbsp pure vanilla, and mix well.

sift 1 cup of black bean flour

1 cup brown rice flour

and 1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

add these to wet mixture and bring batter together and add 1/2 cup course chunks of a good quality fair trade dark chocolate

pour batter into small square pan lined with baking parchment

bake at 350Âș for about 35-40 minutes, for a nice soft centre, 45-50 minutes for a firmer centre.

this is high in fiber and free of dairy, wheat and gluten.

and no one will know it has prunes and beans in it! and did i mention OMG GOOD!