Black Bean Brownies

black bean brownies


~ 1 & 1/2 cups black beans ⁣
~ 2 tbsp cacao powder⁣
~ 1/2 cup oats ⁣
~ 1/4 tsp salt⁣
~ 1/2 cup maple syrup⁣
~ 1/4 cup coconut oil or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce⁣
~ 2 tsp pure vanilla extract⁣
~ 1/2 tsp baking powder⁣
~ 1/2 - 2/3 cup cacao nibs⁣
~ I sprinkled some 100% cacao chips on top too!⁣



Preheat oven to 350 F. combine all ingredients except nibs in a good food processor, and 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 nibs. spray an 8x8 pan with organic olive oil or avocado oil spray & then pour them in. optional: sprinkle extra cacao nibs or chips over the top. bake the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut. if they still look a bit undercooked, you can put them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up! makes 9-12 brownies.⁣ ⁣

(recipe adapted from chocolatecoveredkatie)⁣