It might sound funny at first, but wait till you try these delicious fudge-like brownies. This is a flour-free recipe, and will have you wanting to eat more beans in a heart-beat! The featured photo is the combination of dried fruits and nuts I used for this recipe. Yum!
Combine wet ingredients in a food processor and mix.
4 cups Black Beans (cooked and drained)
3 TBSP Ground Flax + 1/3 cup Water (mixed together in a bowl first)
3 TBSP Oil
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Sugar
4 TBSP Maple Syrup
Mix the following ingredients in a separate bowl:
3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder (be sure its Aluminum free)
Place dry ingredients into the food processor and process until fairly smooth.
Add these optional/interchangeable ingredients to the blended mixture (but do not process them)
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1 cup Walnuts (chopped)
1 cup Dried Fruits (chopped)
1/2 cup Pepitas or Sunflower Seeds
2 TBSP Oats (as needed if the mixture is too wet) <<OMIT if Gluten Free>>
Lightly grease a 13″x9″ pan and spoon the mixture into the pan until it is evenly distributed.
If you’d like, top with more chocolate chips and nuts for a nice aesthetic.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes.
Let set for about 30 minutes before serving.