Healthy Black Bean Brownies


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