prep time: 15 MINScook time: 18 MINStotal time: 33 mins
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup brown rice flour**
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup coconut oil (or sub nut butter)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8"x8" pan.
In a food processor or blender, purée black beans and wet ingredients until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, except for chocolate chips, and process until a thick batter is formed, scraping down sides of blender as needed to ensure an even consistency.
Stir in chocolate chips and pour into greased pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until puffed up around the edges and mostly set in the center. Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting; they firm up at room temperature.
**You can sub in most kinds of flour here; regular all-purpose, chickpea, oat, etc.