Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies (with a surprise ingredient!)

Just in time for Halloween festivities, these Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies are sweet and delicious…and pretty healthy too!  They are vegan and if you use gluten-free oats will be gluten free also.

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I opted for the chocolate version of the recipe in the link.  I used 1/4 cup cocoa powder, but still used 1 cup of Old Fashioned oats.  I did not pulse my oats first, but wish I would have.  Next time, I will process the oats into flour first.  I think that might firm them up a bit more.  They did hold together, but they were very soft.  Still delicious though!

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By the way, the surprise ingredient is BEANS!  I used black beans since I made the chocolate version.  Black Beans are a health super food, delivering 15 grams of fiber and 15 grams of protein in just one cup.  Read more about why black beans are so good for you HERE.

If you want a blondie version, use white beans.  And you can’t taste the beans, I promise.

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Trick-or-Treat!  Enjoy!

Happy Halloween!

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