These are SO good, you would never know that you were eating black beans in a brownie that was dairy and gluten free. Packed with protein and healthy fat (so practically guilt-free, right?), these brownies are a winner even with the chocolate brownie snobs in my house.
1 tin of black beans
1/2 cup quick porridge oats
2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup golden syrup (or maple syrup)
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180C. Rinse black beans thoroughly and place in blender with all of the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips. Blend until it's a nice smooth texture. Add around half of the chocolate chips to blended mixture and stir through. Pour into a greased brownie tin. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the top of the mixture. Bake in oven for 18-20 minutes.
NB: For an added nutritious benefit, you could add chopped walnuts to the mixture with the chocolate chips.
Please comment below if you use this recipe and share how they turned out!