Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

Source: Pulse Canada

Yield: Makes 16 servings

Nutrition (1 piece (50g))

Calories 166;
Protein 3 g;
Fat 10 g;
Carbohydrates 19 g;
Sodium 62 mg;
Saturated Fat 6 g;
Potassium 130 mg;
Fibre 2 g;
1/2 cunsalted butter or buttery spread125 mL
3/4 cbittersweet chocolate chips175 mL
1 1/4 csugar300 mL
3large eggs, room temperature3
1/2 cblack bean flour125 mL
1/4 ccocoa50 mL
1/2 tspxanthan gum2 mL
1/2 tsptable salt2 mL
1/4 cchopped walnuts or pecans (optional)50 mL


1. Place a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Line a 9×9-inch square nonstick metal baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides.

2. In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, heat the butter and chocolate chips on low power until the chips are melted. Stir until blended, then beat in the sugar with an electric mixer on low speed. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well blended.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the bean flour, cocoa, xanthan gum and salt until well blended and then gradually beat it into the chocolate mixture on medium-low speed until no flour is visible. Stir in the nuts (if desired). Spread the batter in the pan with a wet spatula. This batter is very thick.

4 Bake until the brownies feel firm to the touch, about 30 t.o 35 minutes. Do not over-bake. Cool the brownies in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Use the parchment overhang to transfer the brownies from the pan to the wire rack to finish cooling. Remove the parchment and cut into 16 squares.