Heather’s Lean & Mean Black Bean Brownies

by Heather Ferber on December 5, 2013

Heather's Lean & Mean Black Bean Brownies
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My boys do not love black beans by themselves...yet....but this is one way they LOVE them.
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack, Beans
Serves: varied
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans (drained)
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Chocolate chips, shaved dark chocolate, cacao nibs, nuts, OPTIONAL
  1. Drain and rinse the black beans.
  2. Put all the ingredients into a food processor (except chocolate chips, et al) and process until very smooth.
  3. Gently stir in the chocolate chips or option items.
  4. Pour batter into a greased 8" square baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 mins (may vary depending on oven).
  6. Use toothpick test for doneness.
  7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if you need to entice some very finicky eaters to try them.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Stephanie July 17, 2014 at 3:31 pm

These are so good Heather! Thank you for sharing!


Tanya Stamps July 21, 2015 at 3:04 pm

I love these brownies and so do my super picky kids!!! Think I will make some tonight!


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