The Most Amazing Black Bean Brownies

I don’t know if you guys have ever heard of Chocolate Covered Katie, but she has THE BEST recipes ever! I am seriously obsessed with her website. I will go back and forth with making healthy desserts and.. not so healthy desserts, but I always come back to her website. Her recipes are so good that you feel like you are indulging. I especially feel this way when I eat the black bean brownies, but then I remember that they are actually pretty healthy for you! These are the first black bean brownies I have ever made, and I honestly think they taste the same as normal brownies, if not better! Give them a try and check out her website! 🙂


> 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining)
> 2 tbsp cocoa powder (10g)
> 1/2 cup quick oats (40g) (See nutrition link below for substitutions)
> 1/4 tsp salt
> 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave (or honey, but not for strict vegans.) (75g)
> Pinch uncut stevia OR 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)
> 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil (40g) (See nutrition link for substitution notes)
> 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
> 1/2 tsp baking powder
> 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (115-140g) (Not optional. Omit at your own risk.)
optional: more chips, for presentation

Total Time: 15m
Yield: 9-12 brownies


Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Really blend well. (A blender can work if you absolutely must, but the texture—and even the taste—will be much better in a food processor.) Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan. Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top. Cook the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut. If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up! Makes 9-12 brownies. The trick with these: serve them first, and then reveal the secret ingredient. In all the times I’ve served bean desserts, not one single person who didn’t know beforehand has ever guessed!

Heart Jenn

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