REAL FOOD BROWNIES
1 ¼ cups pitted dates (about 10 oz)
9 Tbs cacao or cocoa powder, unsweetened
¼ cup coconut oil
½ cup agave nectar
2 cups canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained (about one 28oz can)
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven 350
1. measure dates in a liquid measuring cup and pour in hot water to 1 ½ cup line, turning the dates over with your hands until the water reaches all the dates. Let sit for at least 10 minutes. Pour off 1/4cup of the liquid from the dates and process the rest in a blender or food processor until it forms a smooth paste.
2. Put the date paste into a large bowl and add the cocoa powder, oil and agave. Mix.
3. Combine the beans and eggs in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Add the garbanzo bean mixture to the date mixture, stirring well. Add the baking powder and cinnamon. Stir and pour into 8x8 pan.
4. Bake 40-45 minutes. Cool 15 minutes, cut and serve. Store remainder in refrigerator.