Black Bean Fudge Brownies

Gluten Free

Ingredients (makes 8):

  • 1 14 oz. can cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup heaped raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray 8 ramekins or an 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. Roughly chop the walnuts.
  3. Combine all the ingredients except the nuts in a food processor or blender and blend until very smooth.
  4. Stir in half the walnuts; reserve some to put on top. Pour into the baking dish or ramekins.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes (ramekins) and 30-40 minutes (baking dish) until the tops are dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides.
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