I’m always looking for healthier desserts since we are a dessert-loving family. My daughter made a version of these, and we loved them. I found this recipe at the following site: http://mealmakeovermoms.com/kitchen/2009/07/10/black-bean-brownies/
Makes 16 Servings
19-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed very well
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons canola or olive oil
3/4 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9″ square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
2. 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 if 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 mixed in.
3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
4. 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.