Recipe: Black Bean Brownies
Packed with protein and natural sugars, these tasty brownies are the ideal dessert for anyone who's trying to eat clean, but just can't kick that sweet tooth. They're so delicious, your kids won't even tell the difference.
- 1 16 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 12 medjool dates
- 3 eggs
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325F and line a 9x9" square baking pan with parchment paper. Remove pits from the dates and soak in warm water, set aside. Blend beans in mini chopper into a fine paste or mash with a masher. Drain dates and mash using mini chopper or masher.
Combine beans, dates and all other ingredients in a large bowl, mix to combine. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool brownies entirely in pan, remove from pan and slice into 16 squares.
Servings: Makes about 16 brownies