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Delicious, fudgy, healthy-ish black bean chocolate brownie recipe

Hands up who likes chocolate brownies? Yes, we can see all the hands. Yummy. What’s not to love? Fudgy, squidgy, soft middles that melt in your mouth. Yes please.

Yet they’re not the most healthy of snacks or desserts. They have a bad rep for being full of sugar. While great for the occasional treat, they’re not something you could eat every day.

However, if you love your brownies but just wish they were a little more nourishing and healthy, we’d love to tell you about the black bean brownie trend.

Black bean, I hear you cry…how does that work?!

It does work, and we love it!

Eating healthy can be delicious too, and black bean brownies prove that. Not only are they super scrumptious, they’re full of nutrients too including fibre and omega-3.

If you fancy making a bit of a lifestyle switch, try these; we promise you won’t regret it!


  • 1 cup or 1 can of organic black beans
  • 1 cup of almond meal
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs (or flax seed egg alternative)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F/176 C. Then give your muffin tin a light grease; it should be a good size tray, these beauties aren’t mini!
  1. Rinsed and drain your black beans.
  1. Leaving out the chocolate chips, add the remaining ingredients – including the beans – to a food processor, and blend them together. Do this for a few minutes, until smooth.
  1. If things seem a little thick, add a tablespoon or two of water and pulse once more. Don’t add too much or it will become runny.
  1. Stir the chocolate chips in to the batter. Evenly place the batter mix into the muffin tin and smooth the tops with a spoon.
  1. Bake in the oven for 20-15 minutes. The edges will start to pull from the sides when they’re done.
  1. Take out of the oven and let them cool before you take them out of the tin.
  1. When removing, use a fork; they’re very light and tender.

They will store in a container for a few days, but will last longer in the fridge.

We’d love to see your black bean brownie creations! Share them over on our Facebook page.

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