Beans and Brownies? Ew. But seriously. Just TRY them!
Black Bean Brownies
Prep time: 15 min
Serves: 12 brownies
Cooking spray, Non-Dairy spread or Organic Butter, for greasing pan
3/4 cup cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup coconut oil, or olive oil
2 organic eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup All Natural Peanut Butter (warmed in microwave for 20 seconds)
2/3 cup favorite natural sweetener (I used maple sugar conveniently found at Trader Joe’s)
1 tsp instant coffee or espresso
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided
1/3 cup GF pastry flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 375. Grease a 9x13 baking pan.
Mix all ingredients and add to pan. With a butter knife or rubber spatula/scraper, swirl in warm peanut butter.
Bake for 20 minutes. Test the center of the brownies with a toothpick. If toothpick comes out clean, they are done.
Let cool at least 15 minutes before cutting and removing from the pan.
REMEMBER a small treat is okay but only one serving at a time!