Monday, May 7, 2012

Allergy friendly brownies!

I did it! Finally! 

 Jamie is turning 4 tomorrow - today he had his 'birthday party' after our homeschool co-op  - Among the group we have allergies to dairy, gluten, egg, corn, and peanuts (and more!).  

Jamie requested brownies or chocolate cake..  

This is what i came up with after a failed chocolate cupcake recipe..  

Black bean (egg free) brownies!

  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 can (or equivalent) black beans, drained/rinsed
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1.5 tbsp oil (i used grapeseed)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup choice of sugar (I used 1/2 coconut 1/2 raw sugar) 
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 
Process all ingredients except chocolate chips in food processor until smooth.  Stir in chocolate chips, reserving some to sprinkle on top.  Bake at 350 for about 25-30 mins in a greased pan (8x8) until they pass a tooth pick test and have begun separating from the edge of the pan. 

Black bean brownie cupcakes WITH egg.

 These starwars cupcakes are regular black bean brownies decorated with William-Sonoma Starwars cupcake stencils. 

Oh, and I also made these chocolate fudgsicles (in case the brownies flopped, but the kids got to eat both!) they seemed to REALLY like them!


  1. How close to original brownies do they taste? I've always wanted to try a bean based sweet, but was never brave enough. That's crazy about all those allergies. Makes me wonder how many people have undiagnosed allergies. Also makes me wonder why so many people are getting them. Another blog post I guess.

  2. They were pretty good! they do taste just a bit 'healthy' but not in a bad way, and the kids loved them! That was the egg free version (above) the regular black bean brownies i posted a few days ago are every bit as good as 'real' brownies! The garbonzo bean cookie pie is also very good, don't be afraid of beans in baked goods! and I know what you mean about the allergies, they are getting crazy common - but getting rid of allergens has made me realize how un-varied out diets were before.. all of the wheat and dairy we were eating has been replaced with a much larger variety of grains and other foods.