black bean brownies

Black Bean Brownies Recipe
This is a gluten free recipe, that makes a very moist brownie.  The beans add the bonus of good fiber and protein that you wouldn’t  find in typical brownies.

Give them a try.

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
3 eggs
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
1 cup chocolate chips, divided (optional)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)

1.Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
2.Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan and set aside.
3.Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and instant coffee in a blender or food processor until smooth.
4.Stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and walnuts, if using.
5.Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
6.Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips (if using) over the top of the mixture.
7.Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 25 to 30 minutes.
8.Cool completely on a wire rack and then cut brownies into desired size and shape.