100% Plant-based Black Bean Brownies

One of my favorite things to do is to create healthier alternatives to traditional dessert recipes.  Food is the basis of all life and it is such a delight to think that it can be delicious AND serve our best health at the same time!  Here is my favorite simple black bean brownie recipe!

Ingredients
One 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained well
3/4 cup cacao
1/2 cup sweetener (sugar, agave, honey, etc)
1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
3-5 Tablespoons melted coconut oil (more oil for more moist/gooey brownies)
2 “flax eggs” (2 tablespoons ground flax meal and 6 tablespoons water) (make this mixture first)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 teaspoon baking powder

Method
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease muffin pan or cake pan (I use coconut oil).
Blend all ingredients in food processor (*if using flax eggs, blend flax and water first and let sit for a few minutes) then add to all other ingredients.
Bake for 20-30 minutes.
*Can add nut pieces or vegan chocolate chips to top of brownies, if desired.
Allow to cool for 15 minutes.

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