Black Bean Brownies

I have wanted to try these brownies for a while now.  After filing through many, many recipes to find the perfect one, I decided to try it on my own.  There are so many wonderful recipes out there and I definetly drew inspiration from all of them, but I was trying to keep it as healthy as possible without adding any sugar or flour (I mean except for those white chocolate chips sprinkled on top).  I am pretty pleased with the turn out considering this was my first try.

These brownies have an airy, pillowy, cake like texture.  A very soft yet moist brownie.  I was hoping for more of a fudge like brownie.  I already have some ideas that will possible help with that.  Maybe another egg added and omit the baking powder?  That is the fun part of being in the kitchen, experimenting!  A lot of the recipes I came across used sugar which I am sure would change the texture.  I also came across some with bananas….yum!  It will be fun changing it up and seeing what I come up with.

These brownies are great for when that sweet or chocolate craving hits but you don’t want to completely blow your diet, or if you just want to eat healthier in general.  I do hope you enjoy!


1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

3 eggs

3 tbsp oil

1/4 cup cocoa powder

pinch salt

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup agave nectar

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp instant coffee granules

1/2 tsp baking powder

white chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F.  Lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish.  Place all ingredients (minus white chocolate chips) in a blender and blend until combined.  Pour into the greased pan and sprinkle with the white chocolate chips.  Bake for 30 minutes.


18 thoughts on “Black Bean Brownies

    1. That is very honest,lol! You can’t taste the black beans at all. They just provide the starch that normally comes from white flour making this brownie a little healthier.

    1. Thanks! The black beans take the place of the flour, but you can’t taste them at all. Maybe you could try a northern bean blondie, lol. Why hasn’t that been done? I see black bean brownies all the time. Maybe they don’t provide enough starch? We will have to try it!

  1. I came across a brownie recipe using black beans years ago, but never got around to trying them. They look delicious and should be devoured this instant! Maybe I’ll get some baking in this weekend lol

    1. Same here. I had wanted to try them for a while but just getting around to it. I hope you get a chance to bake some up. I think you will like them! Thanks!

  2. OK, so I made the brownies 2x! First time the kids were not so fond of them! Second time the kids ate them up!! I did however figure out why the first batch wasn’t so popular. I used black bean soup by mistake! Guess I should have paid a little closer attention when grabbing them off of the shelf at the grocery store!! I did omit the coffee in the second batch also! Everyone around here loved them!

    1. I was kinda shooting for a little more dense but they were very good. After putting them in the fridge it changed the texture and they seemed more fudge like. I liked them better cold….sounds odd, I know!

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