(Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free) Makes 9- 12 brownies depending on how you cut them
These vegan black bean brownies are rich and dense perfect for a guilt free indulgent chocolate treat. Guests will love them but it is best to revel the secret ingredient after they have tried them. Best part they are super simple to make and they freeze really well too. Enjoy!
1/2 cup whole oats
1 1/2 cups black beans (one 15 oz can, drained and rinsed)
¼ cup raw cocoa powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
¼ cup maple syrup or honey
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips* + extra if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line the bottom of a 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and grease the sides.
In a food processor blend oats until it creates fine flour. Add all remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) and process until well mixed.
Stir in chocolate chips. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Pressing with a slightly wet hand helps smooth them into the pan. Top with extra chocolate chips if desired. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Brownies will be soft when warm. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to firm up if needed.
Note: I use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips as them seem to have the least amount of extra junk in them but any brand will work.