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Feasting With FARE: Chocolate-Free Brownies

Allergic to chocolate like Dr. Reneé? Or looking to try something new? You will love this delicious chocolate-free brownie recipe!

Black beans for dessert!? Dr. Reneé & Chef Alycia put a special and allergen-friendly twist on classic brownies!


  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained 
  • 3/4 cup carob powder
  • egg replacement (equivalent of 2 eggs)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl, and add vanilla and egg replacement.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl mix all dry ingredients, once combined add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until well mixed.
  4. Grease an 8x8 pan and add the batter.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes and begin checking for doneness.

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