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Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Oh how I love brownies.  Their chocolate gooey goodness always makes my day.  I enjoy brownies so much that I refuse to relegate them to “special treat” status.  This vegan brownie recipe from the blog Chocolate Covered Katie offers a tasty and healthy alternative to the traditional dessert.  The result is a chewy, moist, chocolatey treat that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating and won’t sit in your stomach like a brick.

 

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And the best part is that these brownies are SO easy to make! Simply throw all of the ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) into a food processor!

 

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Remember to blend the ingredients well to avoid lumpy brownies!

 

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Next, it’s time to stir in the chocolate chips!  I, of course, added in a few extra because in my opinion, there’s no such thing as too much chocolate.

 

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Then pour the batter into the greased pan 🙂

 

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Pop the brownies into the oven and enjoy!  I can’t wait to make these again.

 

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Vegan Black Bean Brownies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed well
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (or increase maple syrup to ½ cup)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup to ⅔ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT chocolate chips into a food processor until smooth
  3. Stir in the chips and pour into a greased 8 x 8 pan
  4. Cook the brownies for 15-18 minutes
  5. Allow brownies to cool for 10 minutes before cutting them

 

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