I've tried some really awful black bean brownies in the past. The first couple of recipes I tried were barely edible! These are the opposite of that. I'm pretty sure I could eat the whole pan if I wasn't slowed down by kids wanting another brownie. These brownies are perfect, you can't tell they're made with black beans. These are the much healthier version of the fudgey, chocolatey brownies you desire, and they happen to be gluten free. Give them a try! My kids have no idea that these are a "healthy" brownie. Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie.
Black Bean Brownies
2 cans black beans, low or no sodium, drained and rinsed well
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup quick cooking oats (gluten free if needed)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup organic sugar
2/3 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup vegan chocolate chips, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9 by 13 pan with oil. Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a really good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. This will take a couple of minutes, make sure there are no whole beans left and it is VERY smooth. Depending on the size of your food processor, you may have to do this in batches. Add mixture to a large bowl and mix in the chocolate chips, as desired. Pour into the greased pan and add additional chips on top for presentation if desired. Cook for 20 minutes, then let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.