{Nourish} Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Black Bean Brownies

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Who doesn’t love brownies?  Seriously, who?  If it’s you–I  challenge you to make this recipe. It is that good. And, as a result of my amazing baking skills (insert sarcasm), I had to test this recipe 5 times (I am not kidding) so you have to try it because I worked really hard to make it work…and it was so worth it.  True story: I LOVE brownies and I loved the idea of making brownies with beans instead of flour–I thought it would be a fun experiment I could share with Hudson. So, I went to the store and grabbed all of my ingredients and Hudson and I set out to make the first round of these brownies. He kept telling me that the beans smelled weird and I encouraged him to trust me, they were going to be great. This went on and on until the brownies were in the oven. I was still convinced all would work out as planned. WELL! Not only was the texture a complete flop (someday I will learn to measure the ingredients when I bake), that were disgusting! You know that smell that Hudson was complaining of? Well, mom of the year (that’s me) bought the seasoned black beans by accident! So the result was a HORRIBLE version of chili in brownie form.So gross. Hahaha.

So, we laughed–a lot. Then I tried again, and again and again and well, the brownies I am sharing with you are amazing! They are loaded with healthy ingredients like chia, black beans, unsweetened cocoa powder and a touch of maple. They are also fairly mess-free. You simply add all of the ingredients to the blender, pour it into the pan and you are done! I even increased the nutrient density in my final round by adding a pack of Aloha Daily Good Greens–because, why not? Go ahead, indulge–just make sure you buy the unseasoned black beans!

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Black Bean Brownies
Serves 16
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Ingredients
  1. 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed (UNSEASONED)
  2. 3 Large eggs
  3. 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
  4. 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  5. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  6. 1/8 Teaspoon salt
  7. 2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 1 packets of ALOHA daily greens
  9. 1/2 cup maple syrup
  10. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or cocoa nibs
  11. 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees.
  2. Line or grease an 8 inch baking pan.
  3. Place your ingredients (sans the chocolate chips and walnuts) into the food processor. Blend until smooth. Let stand for 10 minutes so the chia can soak a bit.
  4. Remove the blade and carefully stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Transfer mixture to a pan.
  6. Bake the brownies for 30 to 35 minutes, or until just set in the middle.
  7. Cool before cutting into square
Katie Cavuto http://katiecavuto.com/
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