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Black Bean Brownies
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Black Bean Brownies

So simple black bean brownies. Moist and delicious. Recipe adapted from Melissa d'Arabian.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black brean brownies, blender brownies, how to make black bean brownies
Servings: 12
Calories: 150kcal


  • one can black beans
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 chocolate chips mini's work well
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease 9 x 9 square brownie pan
  • Rinse beans in colander
  • In blender or food processor puree beans and oil.
  • Add eggs, cocoa, sugar, coffee, and vanilla. Pulse until blended.
  • Melt half of the chocolate chips in microwave or over double boiler.
  • Add melted chocolate to mixture and pulse to combine.
  • In small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Combine wet mixture with dry mixture. You can put the dry mixture in the blender or food process or or just pour it into the dry mixture bowl and mix by hand.
  • Stir in remaining chocolate chips.
  • Pour mixture into baking pan.
  • Bake 20 minutes at 350 or until the edges are done, but the middle is still shiny.
  • Let cool 15 minutes.
  • Cut and serve.
  • Optional: top with a dusting of powdered sugar.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg