Gluten Free Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Our family has only been vegans now for 3 months. I have learned so much about food the past few years it’s only natural that this transition has taken place. My 4 year old daughter has severe eczema and through our process of elimination diets as well as our desire for overall health, we decided as a family that veganism was the best way go.

I have always had a love for baking so I can’t wait to modify my SAD (standard american diet) desserts into healthy, gluten free, and vegan recipes so we can still enjoy an occasional treat

I know, I know you’re probably thinking, BLACK BEAN BROWNIE?? haha. I swear you can not taste the beans! These are very good!!
Preheat oven to 350
- 1 can (15oz) Organic, salt free black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/4C coconut oil
- 1/3C organic unsweetened apple sauce
- 4 TB raw cacao powder
- 1/2 tspn baking powder
- 2 tspn pure vanilla
- 1/3 C coconut palm sugar
- 2 TB GF oats
- 1 C vegan chocolate chips
(I used ghirardelli semi-sweet)

Blend in high speed blender or food processor all ingredients except chocolate chips. Stir in chocolate chips and pour batter into greased 6″ x 8″ baking dish. Top with extra chocolate chips too! ┬áBake for 32-38 min.
I love how these brownies taste but I think cooled, and chilled in the fridge overnight was even better! Almost like a fudge bar! OMG!

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