Black Bean Brownies
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  • 1 and ½ cups black beans (that’s a 15 ounce can) drained and rinsed well
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • ¼ cup vegetable (or coconut oil)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup to ⅔ cup chocolate chips (do not omit the chips!!!!)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. 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 chips, then pour into a greased 8″×8″ pan. Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top.
  • Cook 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 place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up!
  • Makes 9-12 brownies.

A delicious, nutritious, no-flour brownie!!