Healthful Black Bean Brownies

Black beans are good for mental health, this recipe has an egg free version within it, it also contains healthier sugar alternatives, see below

Ingredients: 1 15-oz can black beans rinsed and drained (always rinse and thoroughly recook tinned beans!) 2 large eggs or 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds* 1/4 cup coconut oil or ghee (ghee is clarified butter) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup raw cacao powder (cacao is the raw cocoa bean not the packaged, processed version) 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar (find in asian stores) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder ¼ tsp salt Optional: ½ cup chocolate chips (if cleansing, use stevia or coconut sugar-sweetened) *If cleansing, make “flax eggs” for this recipe and omit eggs. Simply mix ground flax seeds with 1/4 cup of hot water, stir, and cover for 10 minutes until gel-like consistency forms.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If using flax instead of eggs, start by following instructions above. Next, place all ingredients, except chocolate chips, into a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Fold in chocolate chips by hand.

Grease and/or parchment-line an 8×8 baking dish.

Pour batter into dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let the black bean brownies cool slightly before serving.

Recipe and Photo by Kaitlyn Noble


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