Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

These brownies can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups canned no-salt-added or low-sodium black beans, drained
  • 1 1/4 cups pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup natural, nonalkalized cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds

Directions

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Combine the black beans, dates, almond butter and vanilla in a food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Pour into a very lightly oiled 8-x-8-inch baking pan. Bake for 90 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into small squares. Makes 16 squares.