1 15 oz can black beans
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup quick oats
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 ripe banana
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1-2 servings chocolate protein powder**
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Celsius. Get your brownie pan ready and spray with oil if needed. Add all of your ingredients to a food processor or blender and mix well. Scrape down the sides and mix again. Pour batter into pan and smooth evenly out. If you want to add mix-ins such as nuts or chocolate chips, do so now. Bake for ~20 minutes. Let cool before cutting. Best stored in the refrigerator. I like to eat mine cold!
**If you don't like or use protein powder, feel free to omit this entirely along with the applesauce!
***This recipe is adapted from one that I found on The Vegan Solution's YouTube channel