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Chocolate Brownies with Black Beans

We have lovingly coined these as Bean Brownies now in our house. We were pleasantly surprised at how these turned out. I keep joking that my brothers worry about what is in my cookies (they hate flaxseed) but they would be shocked to find out that there are beans in these.


1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp all purpose flour (or corn starch to make gluten free)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the beans in a food processor and whir until broken up into small pieces. Add in sugar through vanilla and process until smooth. Scrap down the sides to ensure that there aren’t any chunks. Add in flour and pulse until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips and pour into a silicone brownie pan. Mine is about 9×9.

Bake for 30 minutes.

You can choose to leave these as is, or add a topping. Powdered sugar might be nice, but I added 3 tbsp white chocolate with 1 tsp vegetable oil and melt it together. I drizzled this over the top. You can add crushed mints, other candies etc.

These are 2 purple points without the extra toppings.

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