Black Bean Brownies
Dessert
 
The first batch I made with our old squirrely oven got baked at 500 degrees in muffin tins...but my husband liked how crunchy the outside were. The other batches were more brownie like at lower temp and in pans. You can also tweak this recipe easily by tasting and adding more cocoa, sweetener etc before you add the optional chips and or nuts.
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cup drained black beans (I used dried beans and prepared them or about 1 can)
  • ¾ cup oats (make sure certified GF for your friends :) )
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½-3/4 cup sweetener- start on low-end, you can add more later(I used a mix of honey or maple syrup and coconut sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Few tbl chia seeds
Optional
  • chocolate chips, pecans or walnuts
  • coconut or almond milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Add everything except chips/nuts/milk to blender and blend until smooth like brownie batter. (thick and scoop-able, on the verge of pour-able) If too thick, add few tsp of milk at a time.
  3. TASTE. Try not to eat half.
  4. Adjust by adding more sweetener etc.
  5. Add chocolate chips and or nuts.
  6. Taste.
  7. Bake in sprayed muffin tin, 8 inch brownie pan or 6 inch cake pan about 15-20 min. Use a toothpick to see when centers are done.
Recipe by CowgirlBeans at http://cowgirlbeans.com/2014/11/quick-fix-black-bean-brownies/