Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed very well
3 large eggs
3 Tbsp oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil or coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Place the black beans in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt and process until smooth. Add 1/2 of the chips and pulse a few times until the chips are incorporated.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top with a rubber spatula, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 of the chocolate chips.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan before slicing into 2-inch squares.