These 'flourless' brownies are fantastic. I could tell they were going to be so good when I hit the button on the food processor and the batter was smooth, rich and very fudgy with a back flavor of mocha. Yum! Coffee lifts the flavor of Cocoa and since there isn't any flour to mute the cocoa... it shines!


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • One, 15 ounce can black beans, well rinsed & drained - SURPRISE!
  • 1/2 cup Truvia baking blend, the kind in the bag
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Dutch cocoa - smoother, richer, less bitter
  • 1 single serving sleeve Starbucks Via, ready brew instant coffee (really puts dish over the top and does NOT add coffee flavor, buy one at Starbucks!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped sugar free or dark chocolate - you can also use mini bittersweet or semi sweet chips


  • Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Puree the black beans in food processor until fairly smooth.
  • Scrape down sides and add Truvia, butter, vanilla and one egg. Process until very smooth.
  • Scrape down sides and add 2 remaining eggs, cocoa, Via, baking powder, salt and chopped chocolate.
  • Process until well blended, scraping down sides and processing to a creamy batter.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until toothpick inserted 2 inches from center tests done, 18 to 25 minutes.
  • Cool completely before cutting into two-inch squares.
July 31, 2019
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