These fudgy peanut butter black bean brownies are a deliciously healthy dessert or post-workout treat!
Author: Sara @ Mom Endeavors
1can S&W black beans
1/2cupcocoa powderI used natural unsweetened
1/3cuppeanut butterI used natural -with no added sugars or ingredients
1/2 - 1cupsemisweet chocolate chipsor other chips of your choice. Can use peanut butter chips too
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a high-powered blender or food processor, combine beans, applesauce, and vanilla until well-combined. Make sure that beans are all pureed (no one wants to bite into a whole bean in their brownies).
Scoop bean puree into a medium mixing bowl. Add all remaining ingredients (except for baking chips) and stir until well-combined.
Gently fold in about half of the baking chips (I used about 1/3 cup in the mix then saved another 1/3 cup for the top).
Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and spray parchment with a light coating of cooking spray. Then, pour the contents of the mixing bowl into the parchment lined pan. (Make sure contents are evenly spread in the pan).
Bake for approximately 30 minutes in the oven. Remove and sprinkle about 1/3 cup baking chips over the top. If desired, return to oven for just a minute to start melting the chips and spread over the top like a very thing layer of frosting.
For garnish, then sprinkle with a few more baking chips.
Remove parchment from pan and let cool on rack at least 10 minutes before cutting.
Cut into squares and store in the fridge (in a sealed container). We prefer eating them cold.
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