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Black Bean Brownies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie, cake, chocolate, gut health, legumes, slice
Servings: 9


  • 2 cups black beans canned, drained and rinsed
  • 3 egg large
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 100 grams dark chocolate (at least 70%) chopped and divided
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds optional


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius and line an 8 x 8-inch baking tin with baking paper.
  • Add the canned black beans and eggs to a food processor. Turn it on and stream in the oil. Let the food processor blend for about 60 seconds, or until the black beans are very smooth.
  • Add the vanilla, salt, cocoa, sugar, honey and baking powder to the black bean batter. Blend until it is all combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed.
  • Add half of the dark chocolate to the brownie batter and pulse 4 or 5 times until it is mixed in.
  • Transfer the brownie batter to the prepared tin and smooth into an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate and almonds evenly over the top of the brownies (optional).
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
  • Let the brownie cool completely before transferring to the fridge for at least 4 hours before cutting into squares.


Calories 267
Fibre 7g
Protein 8g
Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 9g
Carbohydrates 30g
Sodium 125mg