Sunday, August 17, 2014


Gluten Free Green Bean Brownies

Have you tried making brownies with beans? This might not sound appetizing but give it a try, you'll not be disappointed!

Mostly they used black bean but this isn't available in my pantry so make use of dried green bean aka mung bean. You have to soak the bean overnight, they will expand in volume and easily get 1 1/2 cup of green bean after soaking.  Rinse and drain then process them into thick paste.

Since this Green Bean Brownies is gluten free, have used chick pea and ground rolled oat but if you have no issue about wheat  in your diet,  half cup of plain flour and  1/4  cup of corn flour can be used.

Also mashed banana can be replaced  with  1/3 cup of pumpkin puree or mashed  sweet potato.

These Green Bean Brownies are rich in fiber and protein but surprisingly no one can tell that  it was made with green bean.

My family loved them and wanted more after eating them.

Servings  :   10

3/4 cup dried green bean soaked overnight
1/2 cup chick pea  flour
1/4  cup rolled oat ground
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 medium banana mashed
3/4 cup sugar or palm sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4.5 tablespoon oil or melted butter

Gluten Free Green Bean Brownies


1.  Rinse green bean then drain.  Process in a food processor to become paste.

2.  Preheat oven @ 180 C and grease  8 In cake pan.

3.  Whisk together  both flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.

4.  Add in green bean paste, banana, oil/butter and vanilla extract.

5.  Stir until well incorporated.

6.  Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly  Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

7.  Cool in pan 10 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.

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Medeja- CranberryJam said...

I have to admit that I have never even thought about making brownies with beans, I only tried with chickpeas :)

Sooriya said...

That's so good and healthy... Will try sometime

Angie's Recipes said...

I made brownies with black, red beans and chickpeas...but not with green beans and I love the idea. Your brownies have turned out great!

Anonymous said...

very nice a very diff version of brownie :) drooling

Unknown said...

Healthy brownie....Looks soft and perfect !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and lovely looking brownies. Wonderfully prepared.

Anu Yalo said...

Yummy Brownies

Julie said...

wow..delicious !!

Anonymous said...

Healthy and yummy brownies

Recipe world said...

Never thought of preparing Brownies with beans! Nice to know this healthy n delicious recipe..

Jess said...

What an interesting recipe!

Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

they look wonderful, and who in a millon yrs. would think they are made from green beans and garbanzo beans. Amazing! I have the recipe for the black bean ones and still have never made them. My
daughter has had them at work and says they are awesome. One of these
days I am gonna have to try these.
After cooking for most of my life,
and I am now in my 60's, I am just not as into cooking as I used to
Thanks for sharing this cause it is a good reminder cause I am trying to eat gluten free......
as much as I can.

Blessings, Nellie

Kurinji said...

healthy and innovative brownie...

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is amazing! I'm scared to try it though. :-)I'm going to though! Thank you for sharing!

Alok Vats said...

Looks delicious though :)

Katerina said...

Delicious brownie and in this way you get to make children eat some legumes!

deb said...

Great way to get the veggies down the kids! Thanks for sharing!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

I feel like these may be healthier, but equally delicious :D

Choc Chip Uru

Winnie said...

I've tried red-beans brownies before :)
It sounded tiered (very) but it turned out quite nice
So I'll bet this brownies are tasty as well :)
They sure look good!

Unknown said...

I'm taking your word that these take good! They look super moist & delicious, but yes beans can be a turn off...I would totally make them though & I am sure the result would be worth it :)
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SewSweetVIntage said...

I make the black bean brownies and they are soooo good! Pinning your green bean brownie:)

Unknown said...

This sounds like a healthier alternative to the typical brownie recipe. I'm interested to see what they taste like with beans in them. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

Shobha Kamath said...

Very interesting recipe ! Looks gr8..

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mjskit said...

How creative and almost too healthy to be called a brownie! Love tasty and moist!

sudharawal said...

New & healthy brownies ............a must try recipe.

Chris said...

Now THAT is different! I'll have to try them. Thanks for linking up this week with #FoodieFridays! Stop by this week to see if you’re featured and link up new vittles for us to try!

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

WOW! Pinned this ♥ Going to have to try these!!

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Hope to see you back this Sunday.

Joanne said...

I've made brownies with zucchini before but never thought of using beans. What a great alternative. Pinned.

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome said...

Thanks for sharing at the Lazy Gastronome's What's for Dinner party. Have a great week!

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