Low-sugar, Flourless Chocolate Brownies

These delightful brownies are gluten-free as well as low-sugar and won’t make you feel like you’re missing anything from the “real” thing!

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 15 oz can garbanzo beans,* drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/4 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a 9×9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Lightly spray parchment paper with cooking spray.
  3. Place the first eight ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  4. Add chocolate chips to the batter and blend by hand.
  5. Pour into baking dish.
  6. Bake for 25 to 27 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool on a baking rack. Slice into squares.

Makes 16 pieces

To make a smoother brownie, substitute cannellini beans.