Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

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From: Teresa <bobiczt>
Date: February 9, 2017 at 6:48:49 AM EST
To: Teresa <bobiczt>
Subject: Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

Serves: 6
Preparation Time: 15 minutes (active prep time)

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked or qcanned no-salt-added or low-sodium black beans, drained
10 pitted medjool dates or 1 1/4 cups domestic dates
2 tablespoons raw almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup natural, non-alkalized cocoa powder
1 tablespoon ground chia seed

Directions:

Preheat 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. Spread into a very lightly oiled 8 x 8 inch baking pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Cool completely and apply topping if desired. Cut into small squares.

Store in a covered container in the refrigerator up to one week.

Optional Topping:
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup of water
4 tablespoons natural, non-alkalized unsweetened cocoa powder
5 medjool dates
splash vanilla extract

Blend topping ingredients in a high powered blender.

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