Flourless Black Bean & Chia Seed Brownie Bites
Serves: Makes 24 brownie bites
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 15oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a mini-muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray - I use a coconut oil one.
  2. Process chia seeds in a coffee or spice grinder until they form a powdery consistency (this step is not necessary, I just feel it improves the texture).
  3. Add chia powder to the bowl of a food processor along with black beans, egg, water, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt. Process until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon batter into prepared mini-muffin pan. Place in the oven on top or middle rack for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely in pan before serving.
Recipe by Red Kitchenette at http://www.redkitchenette.com/2014/12/11/flourless-black-bean-chia-seed-brownie-bites/