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Better than boxed
So your kids don’t like beans — a protein source that’s also rich with iron? No problem! Just sneak them into these rich, tasty, flourless treats, which contain four times the protein and 10 times the fiber of boxed brownies. And they’re made with less than half the oil. Win!
Black Bean Brownies
1 15-ounce can of black beans
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease an 8-by-8-inch baking dish.
Drain and rinse black beans.
Process beans in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
Pour in oil and eggs and blend.
Blend in sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and vanilla until all ingredients are mixed well.
Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips and pulse a few times until incorporated.
Spread the batter into the baking dish and smooth the top with a rubber spatula.
Sprinkle with 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not over bake.
Cool in the pan before slicing into 2-inch squares.
Source: We discovered this recipe through Coborns Delivers’ new To the Table fresh meal kits. It’s one of more than 20 seasonal meal and dessert options for busy families that can be added to online grocery orders. Learn more at cobornsdelivers.com/tothetable.
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