26 February 2011 ~ 10 Comments

Black Bean Brownies

Okay – no joke these are  seriously AWESOME brownies!! Who knew you could make delicious baked goods (chocolate no less) from beans and that they would actually taste good? They are rich, moist and decadent! You know you’re curious – so what are you waiting for, try this delightful recipe from Allrecipes.com!

Black Bean Brownies Recipe

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F . Lightly grease an 8×8 square baking pan. Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, and sugar in blender or use a hand blender to combine and blend thoroughly. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture (I omitted this step) Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.

10 Responses to “Black Bean Brownies”

  1. Dee 26 February 2011 at 8:30 pm Permalink

    Wow, they sound fantastic!!

    Definitely will try them!!

  2. Lucy 27 February 2011 at 5:36 pm Permalink

    Delicious – these got a thumbs up from everyone. I did make one little change – I sprinkled chopped walnuts on top – next time I think I will add some in to the batter too 🙂

  3. Anna 2 March 2011 at 10:12 pm Permalink

    I had the pleasure of eating the brownies that Lucy baked and DANG they were GOOD!!! (minus the walnuts… LOL)

  4. Becky 16 March 2011 at 7:56 pm Permalink

    Was so excited to try these! Absolutely delicious! All three kids LOVED them. Next time I’m going to have to make a double batch 🙂

  5. Chantal 30 March 2011 at 6:20 pm Permalink

    I love this recipe. It is very filling, healthy and tasty. I have a dayhome and the children had no problem eating these. A wonderful way to add fiber and to encourage children to eat beans!

  6. Pure Energy 23 June 2011 at 8:38 pm Permalink

    I was searching for a conversion ( 14 oz to cups) and your site came up in my google search. I’ve been going through your archives (for the last hour 🙂 ) and this is one I can’t wait to try out! (also banana muffins, carrot cake). What a GREAT idea! Thanks!

  7. Lucy 4 February 2012 at 5:50 pm Permalink

    I substituted brown sugar for the white sugar and didn’t add the chocolate chips.

    See below for the nutritional info

    Servings Per Recipe: 16
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 103.6

    Total Fat: 3.9 g
    Cholesterol: 36.6 mg
    Sodium: 144.7 mg
    Total Carbs: 16.2 g
    Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
    Protein: 3.9 g

  8. Sophie 20 December 2012 at 6:10 am Permalink

    Mmmmm these look good! Anyone got any suggestions for making them vegan? (What could I use to stick them together instead of egg?) 🙂

  9. Be happy 23 December 2012 at 9:49 am Permalink

    You can use Chia in place of eggs:-)

  10. Veronique 4 July 2017 at 1:39 am Permalink

    Just popped a batch of these in the oven. I veganised the recipe by using a “flax egg” (ground flaxseed and water)instead of eggs.
    It’s been in the oven for 15 minutes. Still looks runny! Will post an update once it’s do e!

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