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Try these awesome black bean brownies from cooking matters!


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans or 1 3/4 cups cooked, cooled black beans
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate, peanut butter or butterscotch chips, or chopped nuts

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a colander, drain and rinse beans.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, oil and vanilla with a fork. Add beans and mash with fork until beans are barely visible (this can take 5 or more minutes of mashing). Stir sugar and cocoa, and blend with a rubber spatula until mixed. Stir in chips or nuts if using.
  4. Pour the batter into the baking pan. Bake until a knife inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into 16 squares.