Black Bean Brownies

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  • 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/3 cup honey, maple syrup or molasses
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 cup instant oats (gluten free if preferred)

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8- by 8-inch pan and set aside. Combine all ingredients, except oats, in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, scrapping sides as needed. Stir in the oats. If too soft, add another 1/4 cup oats or flour.

2. Pour batter into the pan. Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing.

Notes: Because there isn’t any flour these brownies come out pretty dense.¬†Rolled oats may be substituted for the instant oats. Put the rolled oats in the food processor.¬†Use optional sugar if your bananas are still green and not very ripe.