Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
2 cups cooked black beans (or 1 can, rinsed and drained)
1/3 cup melted butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sugar or 1/2 cup honey
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor bowl or blender, combine the black beans, eggs, melted butter, cocoa powder, vanilla, and sugar. Pulse or blend until smooth (or as smooth as possible).
Grease a 8x8 inch glass baking dish. Pour the batter into the greased dish. Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts (if using) over the top and use a spatula to push them down into the batter just a little (but not too much; they will sink some while the brownies bake)
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes, until brownies are set in the middle. Watch the edges for excess browning if you're not sure they're done. (mine seem to take a full 50 minutes and are still chewy but not gooey).
Provided by Dorothy Aiken