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Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

I know, I know – you’re reading this and feeling a little skeptical about the combination between black beans and brownies. But let me assure you, there is nothing to fear! Beans are a genius way to healthify your desserts, with zero compromise on flavor. My niece and nephew did not even notice the difference! 

Adding black beans to this recipe makes brownies that are higher in protein and fiber- which will help to stabilize your blood sugars. The higher protein and fiber content will help you feel more satiated so you don’t eat that whole pan of brownies.  Let’s get going with these because my mouth is watering!

Preheat the oven to 325F degrees. Add the black beans, oat flour, cocoa powder, maple syrup, baking soda, and salt to a food processor. Pulse for around 10 seconds, or until everything is blended in well. Add to a large bowl. Melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil using either a microwave or double pot steamer. If melting in a pot, pay close attention to make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn.

Add the melted chocolate and coconut oil mixture, whisked eggs, and walnuts to the bowl with the blended ingredients, and whisk together well until you have a consistent batter. Spread the batter into a 8 x 8 inch parchment paper-lined square pan. Bake at 325F for 25 minutes. Once done, remove from the oven and allow to completely cool. Cut into 9 squares and you know what to do next!

Enjoy the decadent and delicious flavor that these brownies offer! Keep them around the house for a treat or bring to work for that midday snack you need to power through the rest of your day.  Have we convinced you yet? Try them out for yourself and let us know what you think in the comment below! xo

Black Bean Fudgy Brownies
Serves 9
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup black beans, cooked
  2. 1/2 cup oat flour (just blend rolled oats into flour-like consistency)
  3. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1/3 cup maple syrup
  5. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 cup semisweet baking chocolate chips
  8. 1/3 coconut oil
  9. 2 eggs, whisked
  10. 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
  2. Add the black beans, oat flour, cocoa powder, maple syrup, baking soda, and salt to a food processor. Pulse for around 10 seconds, or until everything is blended in well. Add to a large bowl.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil using either a microwave or double pot steamer. If melting in a pot, pay close attention to make sure the chocolate doesn't burn.
  4. Add the melted chocolate and coconut oil mix, whisked eggs, and walnuts to the bowl with the blended ingredients, and whisk together well until you have a consistent batter.
  5. Spread the batter into a 8 x 8 inch parchment paper-lined square pan.
  6. Bake at 325F for 25 minutes.
  7. Once done, remove from the oven and allow to completely cool. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days!
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12 Comments on Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

  1. Jas
    September 8, 2014 at 11:37 am (4 years ago)

    This recipe is so on time. I just bought my first bag of dry means yesterday…red lentils. Now I’m looking for a recipe for lentils not has a soup. Anyhoo, I will be going back to the store to get some black beans to try out this recipe.

    I’m on a mission to eat healthier. These brownies looks like they’ll do the trick with helping my sweet tooth. 🙂

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      September 17, 2014 at 6:05 pm (4 years ago)

      good for you! maybe make some lentil patties with the lentils? happy cooking 😉

      Reply
  2. jade
    September 17, 2014 at 1:17 pm (4 years ago)

    mmmmm. i made these the other day and kept waking up in the middle of the night to eat them ): PERFECT RECIPE! i ran out of honey while making them and had unsweetened dark chocolate so it wasn’t too sweet but they were still yummy! next time I’m prepared to have enough honey. thank you!!!!

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      September 17, 2014 at 6:01 pm (4 years ago)

      awesome!!! glad you enjoyed!

      Reply
  3. Maria Fe
    June 7, 2015 at 10:18 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi! I wanted to know if the black beans are cooked or raw. Also, could I use any other beans? Black beans are not very common here in Peru

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      June 8, 2015 at 1:14 pm (4 years ago)

      black beans are cooked. and yes you can use any kind of beans! red beans are a great substitute. saludos desde nyc!

      Reply
  4. Trish
    June 10, 2015 at 11:12 pm (4 years ago)

    Just made these, super delish. Used dark chocolate :p

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      June 16, 2015 at 9:46 am (4 years ago)

      yum!!

      Reply
  5. Yemi
    April 27, 2016 at 3:38 pm (3 years ago)

    I cannot believe how delicious these are! I am literally in awe that brownies could somehow be healthy and incredibly tasty!

    Reply
  6. Ashley
    March 8, 2018 at 7:36 pm (9 months ago)

    I love love LOVE! this recipe. I did make a couple small changes though. I passed on the walnuts and instead of only using 1 cup of black beans, I use a whole can. The kidney beans seem to keep the brownies more moist so I tend to use that instead of black beans. Once I made the mistake of forgetting to check for no added salt. I wont be making that mistake again. This is such a great recipe though. Thanks for sharing it

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      March 9, 2018 at 5:35 pm (9 months ago)

      YAY! Happy it worked out for you! Thanks for sharing your modifications

      Reply

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