These brownies are a great alternative to traditional brownies!
1 1/2 cups black beans (that's one 15-oz can), drained and rinsed
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup quick oats (or regular oats will work, too)
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup chocolate chips
Let's get Cooking...
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a food processor (I used my Vitamix blender), and blend until completely smooth. Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased pan.
I sprinkled extra chocolate chips over the top, because I can't get enough chocolate. Cook the black bean brownies 15-20 minutes, then let cool. (Or be like me and take a bite right away--they'll just be mushy but still awesomely delicious). You can place them in the fridge overnight and they will firm up nicely.