This past Sunday, my boyfriend and I made "healthy-ish brownies." He's loves sweets and would eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if he could, but for my benefit (and his own), he tries to find healthier versions. The brownies came out really good and I would highly recommend them! And they were super easy to make! However, keep in mind that just because they are "healthy" doesn't mean you can eat more... it defeats the purpose!
1 cup quick oats
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups (2 cans) black or kidney beans (canned or cooked) - we used black beans
2/3 cup maple syrup (or agave or honey) - we used honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
6 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Grease 9x9 baking pan with coconut oil or non-stick spray.
Blend the oats until they form a flour consistency; add in baking soda and salt.
Rinse and dry black beans very well to eliminate excess water.
Add beans, honey, honey, melted coconut oil, and cocoa powder into a large bowl or food processor. Blend until all ingredients are creamy and smooth. (We added a few chocolate chips in too!)
Pour into pan and spread evenly. Top with chocolate chips.
Bake for 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.