No Grain Black Bean Brownie Recipe

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Black Bean Brownies 

Prep time:  Cook time:  Total time:  Serves: 16 brownies
Black beans in brownies: Sound a bit dubious to you? Trust us, take one bite and you’ll never guess that these moist and yummy chocolate treats are full of protein- and fiber-filled black beans.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce (or canola oil)
  • ¾ cup sugar (try natural or nonrefined cane sugar)
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips, divided
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Place black beans in a food processor, and process until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, applesauce, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, peppermint (if using), baking powder and salt; process until smooth. Add ¼ cup of chips, and pulse a few times until chips are incorporated.
  3. Pour batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top with a rubber spatula, and sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips.
  4. Bake 30–35 minutes, or until edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan before slicing into 2-inch squares.
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    Shari

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