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1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
4 eggs
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum, optional
1/2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans, optional, or extra chocolate chips to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt chocolate chips in microwave. Mix eggs and garbanzos in food processor until very smooth. Add oil, vanilla, sugar, baking powder, salt and, if using, xanthan gum, and process until well blended. Add melted chocolate and process briefly to mix.

Place batter in greased 8-by-8-inch baking pan. Top with nuts or extra chocolate chips. Bake 30 to 40 minutes.

Servings: 16. Serving size: 1 brownie (with pecans). Per serving: 194 calories, 4 g protein, 9.9 g fat, 24.1 g carbohydrates, 2.6 g dietary fiber, 162 mg sodium, 15.5 g sugars, 52 mg cholesterol

Mariah Watkins, Pedernales Electric Cooperative