Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
By Jessica Corwin MPH RDN Serves 16
Whether celebrating the day with friends, family, or a special someone, I hope this recipe enables you to bring a smile to someone's face (without derailing them from their healthy new year's resolution)!
- 1 15oz Can of black beans, drained and rinsed very well
- 3 large eggs
- 3 Tablespoons canola oil
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 × Pinch salt
- ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
You may also need:
Baking Sheet, Bowl, Food Processor, Oven, Spatula
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil or coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Place the black beans in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, peppermint extract as desired, baking powder, and salt and process until smooth. Add 1/4 cup of the chips and pulse a few times until the chips are incorporated.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top with a rubber spatula, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan before slicing into 2-inch squares.