Black Bean Brownies

Updated: Jan 28


I was in the mood for something chocolatey and delicious, and brownies came to my mind. I couldn't wait to surprise my family with these sweet treats but decided to add a bit of a twist and make them healthy. So I whipped up a batch of Black Bean Brownies. I pureed the black beans, along with maple syrup, cocoa, espresso powder, coconut oil, and applesauce, and added two types of chocolate chips for a decadent tasting treat. They were moist and delicious, and my family loved them and had no idea that they were healthy for you. A bonus is that since the beans replace the flour, these brownies are also gluten-free.


Ingredients for Black Bean Brownies:


1 15-ounce can black beans rinsed, drained, and drained

1/4 maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut oil

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

2 tablespoons applesauce

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon espresso powder

2 teaspoons vanilla

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup milk chocolate chips


Cooking spray

You will also need foil and a 8"x8" baking pan.


Time-Saving Tip: Prepare these earlier in the day and cut before serving.


Let's see what we need.

We're ready to bake.


Here's Valerie showing you how to make Black Bean Brownies.


Once the batter is mixed, transfer it to a foil lined 8" x 8" baking pan which has been coated with cooking spray.


Bake the brownies for 20 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven. When cooled, lift the foil with the brownies out of the pan and place on a flat surface. Carefully slide the brownie off of the foil and cut it into portions.


They're ready! Black Bean Brownies are so delicious that it's hard to believe they're full of beans. So if you're in the mood for something filled with chocolate and want a healthier choice, if you give these a try, I bet you will love them.

Enjoy!


Black Bean Brownies:


  • 1 15-ounce can black beans rinsed, drained, and drained

  • 1/4 maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 1 egg white

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

  • 2 tablespoons applesauce

  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon espresso powder

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips

  • Cooking spray

  • You will also need foil and a 8"x8" baking pan.

  • Combine the beans, syrup, oil, egg white, cocoa, applesauce, espresso powder, vanilla, and baking powder in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth and transfer the batter it to a foil-lined 8" x 8" baking pan, which has coated with cooking spray.

  • Sprinkle with the milk chocolate chips and bake the brownies for 20 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven. When cooled, lift the foil with the brownies out of the pan and place on a flat surface. Carefully slide the brownie off of the foil and cut it into portions.

  • Time-Saving Tip: Prepare these earlier in the day and cut before serving.


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