BLACK BEAN BROWNIES (flourless!)

We've all seen it.

Brownies or cookies made out of ingredients that do not remotely resemble the original version. & I am the first person to be like... If I'm going to eat a dang brownie, it's going to be the real deal!

That is, until I had the attack of the gluten situation.

So, I have been on the hunt for something to curb those cravings & not totally wreck my stomach! & also, something I feel a little less guilty about feeding to Dave (type 1 diabetic)! You know that you have a good recipe on your hands when your husband says he wouldn't mind at all if you made these more often!

Here you have it! My first (and definitely not last) attempt at black bean brownies! They turned out super yummy & chocolatey & I think I might take these to parties & trick people!

INGREDIENTS:

-1 15oz can of black beans; drained and rinsed well
-2 tbsp. cocoa powder
-1/2 cup of quick oats (I used gluten free oats)
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/3 cup pure maple syrup
-pinch of stevia (I used half a packet)
-1/4 cup coconut oil
-2 tsp pure vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:
-preheat oven to 350 degrees
-combine all ingredients in food processor (except for the chocolate chips!)
*I do not have a food processor, so I put all of mine in the Vitamin & ended up adding about 1/2 cup water to get a smooth consistency. It didn't seem to hurt the end result at all!
-grease an 8x8 inch pan (I used a larger one and this was a mistake- they came out way too thin!)
-pour batter into pan and bake for 15 minutes
-let cool for 10 minutes & then cut!
*I had no problems with mine, they turned out great, but the recipe said if they still seemed like they needed cooked longer to put them in the fridge over night!

ENJOY!

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