That is a picture of my cookbook.  Not very impressive in itself, but full of all different kinds of food that don't use dairy, beef or citrus.  I have been haunting Pinterest,, Better Homes and Gardens and The Old Farmers Almanac, to find recipes for foods I can  and will eat.  I have a lot of

Inside my cookbook, not pretty but it works

allergies and intolerances, so it's not always easy to find good recipes with ingredients I can eat.  So last year I started keeping  a book and it's filled now with all kinds of things.  Recipes and tips and tricks.  So today I wanted to share a really tasty Brownie recipe that has unusual ingredients but tastes just like a regular brownie.

***I am not saying this is healthy it has a lot of sugar, but at least your getting protein and fruits/veggies at the same time.

Gluten Free dairy free black bean and avocado brownies

This Recipe is from author:  Rachel at

prep time:15 minutes    cook:  30 mins

serves 16


1 15.5 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained

3 eggs

1 small ripe avocado

1/3cup + 1 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup or so of dairy free chocolate chips for the top (optional)

1/2 cup brewed coffee, cooled


Preheat oven to 350.  Grease 10x7 baking dish (I use Pam) I have also used an 8x8 pan

Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in food processor and blend until smooth

Pour into baking dish and top with chocolate chips (again optional)

bake 30 minutes or until top starts to crack and knife inserted in middle comes out fairly clean

let cool, then cut

chill in refridgerator for best results.

**I found that regular Hershey unsweetened cocoa powder gives the brownies a better consistancy than the Special Dark cocoa.

Let me know how it works out for you and please share a recipe with us too.