These brownies pack an energy punch, the use of black beans adds protein and chocolate gives that extra boost to keep you powering up hills or through your yoga class.
Makes 20 pieces, prep time 15 min, cook time 15-18 min
1 cup cooked black beans
3 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
1 Tbsp chia seeds
½ tsp vanilla essence
¼ tsp peppermint essence
1 cup gluten free or spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder
½ cup dark chocolate chips
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
¾ cup almond milk
Preheat oven to 170C and line a small baking pan.
In a food processor blend the black beans, maple syrup, vanilla and peppermint essence and chia seeds until smooth.
In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder and cocoa. Mix in chocolate chips and chopped nuts and then stir through black bean mixture and milk until just combined.
Spoon into lined baking dish and bake for 15-20 min until just cooked through. Cool in pan then cut into squares.
Due to its low sugar content, store these bites in an airtight container in the fridge.