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Easy, simple/cheap ingredients and I actually liked them! Great way for Rivers to eat black beans too:) I might try again and sneak some flax seed and even spinach in. Kate reminded me that Jen made these at a Circle Weekend – not sure how different the recipe is but feel free to add variations/tricks! 


1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) 
2 tbsp cocoa powder- dutch or regular 
1/2 cup quick oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup honey or pure maple syrup or agave
2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil 
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (Not optional. Omit at your own risk.)
optional: more chips, for presentation

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan. Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top. Bake 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut. Makes 9-12 brownies.

Original recipe here


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