Brownies! Recipe! Healthy! Wait…what?

It’s impossible to tell that most of what’s inside… is good for you! Since I discovered these, we’ve been eating brownies casually around our house. They never last very long.

The variations on this recipe make it seem like ten recipes in one! Gluten free? Sure! Sugar? Yeah! Some other sweetness? Of course! Add nuts, chocolate chips, blackberries….WHATEVER! All you need is a blender.

Black Bean Brownies

Preheat oven to 350

Grease a 8×8 pie pan

In a blender, blend together:
1 can of rinsed black beans (15 oz)
1/2 cup of flour (wheat, oat, whatev)
4 tablespoons of coconut oil (or butter)
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
1/2 cup or less of sweet (sugar, maple syrup, honey, agave, whatev)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 eggs
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of water (or milk)

Once it’s all blended well, do you want to stir in a bunch of chocolate chips? Or blackberries? Or chopped cherries?  Or peanuts? Just use a spoon to stir it in.

Pour into pan

Top with crushed nuts if you want (tap them down into the batter)

Bake it for 40 minutes at 350. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes before you remove it. Cut up – and enjoy!