Black bean brownies

2 sprays cooking spray, flour-variety recommended

½ cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

¼ cup black coffee, strong

½ cup unsalted butter

4oz bittersweet chocolate

4 large eggs

1 ¼ cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp salt

1 cup all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350.  Coat a 9 x 13 pan with spray; line with foil and coat foil with spray.

In a blender , process beans with coffee until smooth; set aside

In a double boiler over very low heat, melt butter and chocolate

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, using a mixer, beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.  With mixer on low speed, add melted chocolate to eggs; incorporate well.  Add black bean mixture, vanilla and salt; mix well.  Add flour; combine on low speed.

Pour batter into pan and bake until center is done, about 25 to 30 minute.  Remove pan to a cooling rack.  After 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool more.  Cut into 24 pieces and serve.

1 piece is 3 points

Customize with instant espresso, a tsp of cinnamon or ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper.

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