Gluten Free Mint Brownies

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Today I bring you such an intriguing, different and flavorsome recipe. 

The recipe got my attention and it needs to get yours too.

If you don’t do anything else this weekend, make these secret ingredient brownies!

Can you believe  that these wonders are made with NO flour and a can of black beans? 

I had my doubts , but lo and behold, it has become my go to gluten free brownie recipe.   Chocolately with such a soft texture and truly brownieY.  The ingredient combination still has me in awe.

If my coworkers couldn’t detect black beans, you won’t either.

Without further ado…..the recipe(with my own little twist).

  • One, 15 1/2 oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 3/4 granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped Hershey’s Mint Truffle kisses(Oh Lord–so divine)

Preheat oven to 350 and grease 8×8 baking pan

Place black beans and oil  into food processor and process until smooth and creamy

Add the rest of the ingredients and process until combined & smooth

Fold in Hershey’s kisses and sprinkle a few more on top

Bake for 30-35min until toothpick comes out clean

Source:  everyfoodfits

NOTE: I could actually smell and taste some BEANage once I pulled them from the oven but no BEANage the day after.  So…be patient and let them sit for a few hours or overnight. 

I love seeing the reaction of people when they discover the main ingredient is black beans. HeHe.

-eRiN

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Gluten Free Granola

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Erin Erin bo baron. Banana nana fo farin. Mi my mo marin. Erin

OR

Granola bola ba bola.  Banana nana fo fola. Mi my mo mola. Granola.

Remember that song?

Funny things happen when you’re a mom and a song gets stuck in your head. 

How does singing & songs relate to granola?

Quite simply.  They don’t.

Child song + granola recipe I wanted to share = Wednesday blog post

Erin & Angel’s Granola

  • 3 oz. brown sugar
  • 5 oz. canola oil
  • 12 oz. honey
  • 1 pound of Gluten Free Oats
  • 1 1/2 oz. of ground flax seed
  • 8 oz.  nuts(I use what I have on hand–this batch included sliced almonds and chopped pecans—sunflower seeds and sesame seeds are my other favorites)
  • 2 oz.  coconut

Add brown sugar, oil and honey into small pot.  Bring ingredients to a boil.

In seperate bowl, mix together oats, flaxs, nuts, coconut, dried fruit…whatever else you choose to add.

Once honey mixture has boiled, add to dry ingredients. Mix until moistened.

Spread on greased baking sheet(or use a Silpat–the best invention EVER) and bake @ 325 for ~30min.  Check half-way through baking time to ensure it isn’t browning too fast.  Once it is golden brown, remove from the oven. The granola will still be soft but IT WILL HARDEN once cooled.

Dangerous stuff. 🙂

-eRiN