Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
2 cups cooked or canned no-salt-added or low-sodium black beans, drained
10 pitted medjool dates or 1 1/4 cups domestic dates
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon ground chia seed
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.
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup water
4 tablespoons natural, non-alkalized unsweetened cocoa powder
5 medjool dates
splash vanilla extract
Blend topping ingredients in a high powered blender.
Calories 123; Protein 4 g; Carbohydrates 25 g; Total Fat 2.4 g; Saturated Fat 0.5 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 2 mg; Fiber 5.6 g; Beta-Carotene 18 ug; Vitamin C mg; Calcium 40 mg; Iron 1.4 mg; Folate 48 ug; Magnesium 59 mg; Zinc 0.8 mg; Selenium 1.4 ug