Black Bean Brownies

Veronica's Healthy Living
No one can even guess that these gluten, sugar-free and dairy free brownies contain beans. The protein supplied by the beans make for an extra satisfying snack!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Servings 12 brownies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ cup cup rolled oats GF
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 pkts stevia OR 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ to ⅔ cup chocolate chips (Not optional. Omit at your own risk.)
  • more chips, for presentation optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth.
  • Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan. Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top.
  • Bake 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