Say hi to your new favorite brownie recipe! These gluten free high protein brownies are the perfect combination of fudgy, moist, and soft. They make for the perfect dessert as they are made with healthier ingredients and are high in protein, high in fiber, low in sugar, and gluten free! They are also easy to make. Baked and ready in under thirty minutes!
Why you’ll love these gluten free protein brownies
Brownies are one of my all-time favorite desserts, but I love these because they taste amazing while also having the perfect fudgy yet soft texture. I honestly could eat them every week!
And I know what you’re thinking “but will they taste like black beans?” and I promise you they won’t! Black beans are there for the texture, while also being a great source of fiber, plant-based protein, potassium, and antioxidants. They taste so so good, and I promise, you won’t taste the black beans.
While some store-bought brownies taste good, many of them are loaded with sugar, butter, and not-so-healthy ingredients. These gluten free protein brownies are a great alternative as they’re the real deal. They’re moist and soft and have the perfect taste. They are also made with healthier ingredients.
If you love brownies and are looking for healthier gluten free, high in protein, yet delicious recipe you are absolutely going to love these! They’re so easy to make and the best part is, they’re healthier. 😉
Ingredients you’ll need
- Black beans – can be canned, store-bought black beans. Excellent source of protein, fiber, and quality carbs.
- Cocoa powder – perfect to have the chocolate taste. A great source of antioxidants as well.
- Gluten-free quick oats – I like using quick oats as they’re easier to digest.
- Salt – to balance out the flavors.
- Maple syrup – this acts as the binder (just like eggs would) while also adding some sweetness.
- Coconut sugar – coconut sugar, for a refined sugar free recipe. If you don’t have coconut sugar you may also sub for brown sugar.
- Coconut oil – use refined coconut oil to avoid it from smelling or tasting like coconut. If you don’t have coconut oil, feel free to use any neutral-tasting oil.
- Vanilla extract – to help enhance the chocolate flavor.
- Baking powder – to help the brownies rise.
- Chocolate chips – I used 70% dark chocolate chips. If you want to make this recipe dairy free sub for dairy free chocolate chips for dairy free or vegan option
How to store gluten free high protein brownies
Room temperature: store your gluten free protein brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.
Fridge: store your gluten free protein brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
More dessert recipes to enjoy
Healthy Chocolate Cornflakes Bites (GF, DF, V)
Bakery Style Banana Bread (GF, RSF)
Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (GF, DF, V)
Life-changing Chocolate Chunk Cookies (GF, DF, V)
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Gluten Free High Protein Brownies
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 8–10 servings 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
These gluten free high protein brownies are thick, gooey, and dense. Made free from gluten and an excellent source of protein and fiber! Insanely delicious!
- 1 15-oz can black beans
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup gluten-free quick oats
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (sub dairy free chocolate chips for vegan option)
- Preheat oven to 350 F, and line an 8×6 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
- In a food processor, combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips, and blend until smooth.
- Transfer mixture into a large bowl and stir in the chocolate chips using a rubber spatula.
- Pour batter into your lined baking dish. At this point you may sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top of the batter. Bake for 15-18 minutes, then remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Dessert, Snack
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: gluten free brownies, high protein brownies, healthy brownies
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