Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

Enjoy Your Dessert Without the Guilt

Article by Rachel Hemphill

Fudgy, black bean brownies?! Yep, its a thing and so delicious! I was so skeptical when I first heard about a brownie made from black beans but these brownies are AH-mazing! The best part is no one will ever know they are full of fiber from beans..score!

These brownies are free of gluten and other processed gunk. Plus a cup of black beans has half the calories that a cup of all purpose flour does, and more protein, 15gs to be exact. Who doesn't mind a little plant based protein boost to a delicious brownie!?

This recipe uses a boiled chia egg to replace eggs. “What’s a chia egg Chiababe?” Its a plant based alternative to an egg yoke. It’s super simple to whip up these “eggs!” Just 1 tbsp of ground chia seeds + 1 tbsp of lukewarm water, mix and let sit until it forms a gel like substance. 

Enjoy your dessert without the guilt! These healthy black bean brownies are not only delicious but packed with fiber, protein, iron and magnesium.

Want to bake beans and have them taste like brownies? Check it out...

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  • 1 (15 oz) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 chia/flax eggs
  • 1/2 of a large ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut sugar or ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 inch non-stick square baking pan.

Melt chocolate chips on low until melted.

Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until you get a smooth batter. If the batter seems thick feel free to add a little almond milk or water.

Pour batter into pan. Feel free to fold in some almond butter for a little extra kick!(plus protein and healthy fats) Bake for 20-30 minutes or until your heart desires! Let them cool a bit and enjoy!

Follow Rachel Hemphill @thechiababe

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