Black Bean Brownies

October 27, 2009
0 Ratings
  • Makes 12-24 brownies
Author Notes

I was cooking for a community collective cooking class, the topic was beans. I was looking for a tasty dessert incorporating this cheap and healthy ingredient. I found it on 101cookbooks, but needed a less complicated recipe- and so here it is! —Myrite

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • a splashes water
  • Dash salt
  • 1 packet chocolate chips/dark chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8 by 8 square baking dish.
  2. Mix the flax with a splash of water until it becomes an "eggy" consistency. (For vegan recipes you can replace eggs with three times flax mixture)
  3. crush the walnuts into small peices in blender or by hand, and set aside. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 40 seconds or on double broiler.
  4. Combine the rinsed black beans, flax egg, melted chocolate,eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and instant coffee in a blender; blend until smooth.
  5. Place mixture into 8 by 8 greased baking dish. Top with crushed walnuts and place in the oven for 30 minutes.Enjoy!

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3 Reviews

Meggy B. April 21, 2020
tasty, more like a flourless chocolate cake with nuts than goey, fudgy brownies. Still very tasty. It would be super useful if the packet of chocolate and the black bean measurements were in grams and not just guess work.
Vivien January 26, 2015
Hi, how much does 1 packet chocolate weight?
Myrite October 27, 2009
You can alternate this recipe by adding candied ginger, lemon zest or almond butter instead of the melted chocolate!