Black Bean Brownies

  • 1 1/2 cups organic black beans (1-15oz. can, drained and rinsed)

  • 2 tbsp organic cocoa powder1/2 cup quick oats

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/3 cup organic maple syrup or agave

  • 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)

  • 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil

  • 2 tsp organic vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 2/3 cup organic dairy free chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor.
Blend until completely smooth. Really blend well. (A blender can work if you absolutely must, but the texture—and even the taste—will be much better in a food processor.)
Stir in the chocolate chips, and pour into a greased 8×8 baking pan or place in muffin cups for brownies on the go.
Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate or peanutbutter chips over the top. Cook brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut. If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight to firm up!
Makes 9-12 brownies.

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