Black Bean Brownies

 1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed very well

 2 Tbsp cocoa powder

 1/2 cup gluten free quick oats

 1/4 tsp salt

 1/2 cup pure maple syrup

 1/4 cup coconut oil

 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

 1/2 tsp baking powder

 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Really blend well. (A blender can work if you absolutely must, but the texture—and even the taste—will be much better in a food processor.) Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan – I use coconut oil spray. Cook the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut. Makes 9-12 brownies.
*slightly modified from Chocolate Covered Katie