Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil or coat an 8 X 8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Place the black beans in the bowl of a food processor; process until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, peppermint extract as desired, baking powder, and salt and process until smooth. Add ¼ cup of the chips and pulse a few times until the chips are incorporated.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the top with the remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan before cutting into 2-inch squares.
  5. Freeze well!

Notes

Makes 16 servings.

Source: No Whine with Dinner- 150 healthy, kid-tested recipes by Liz Weiss and Janice Newell Bissex, 2011.

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