- 1 can chickpeas or white beans
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp dutch cocoa or additional regular
- 1/3 cup flour (white, oat, spelt, almond, sorghum, etc.)
- 3 tbsp milk of choice or applesauce
- 3 tbsp oil or nut butter of choice
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp each: salt and baking soda
- 1/2 cup sugar (for refined-sugar-free, try these Black Bean Brownies)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips - not optional (omit at own risk)
To make the brownies: Drain and rinse beans very well. Preheat oven to 330 F. Grease or line an 8-inch pan. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until completely smooth. A blender can technically work, but both taste and texture will be better in a food processor. Spread into pan. If desired, sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top. Bake on the center rack 14 minutes, then chill the still-underbaked brownies until firm. They taste better the next day, so I highly recommend not sneaking a taste until then! If desired, frost with melted chocolate chips or my healthy chocolate frosting recipe linked above in this post.View Nutrition Facts
*Most flours will work in the recipe, including almond flour for a grain-free option. Readers also had success with coconut flour - use 2 tbsp instead of 1/3 cup, because coconut flour is so absorbent.
Also try these Chocolate Coconut Fudge Bars.