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Black Bean Brownies

When I started looking for healthy desserts that would satisfy my chocolate craving I really didn’t find as much as I’d hope I would! Then I came across many brownie recipes that called for black beans!!! My first reaction was probably the same as yours…. that’s so gross! To my surprise, they were actually amazing! I tried two different recipes, and they were both just as good. I tried another one that called for coconut oil which gave it that chocolate coconut taste, whereas these ones were all focused on the chocolate. Most recipes I found called for a half cup of chocolate chips, I found they had enough with the 1/4 cup but feel free to add more!


  • 1 can or 15oz of black beans
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup of apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup plus 1tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips sprinkled on top (do not put in processor)


If you’re going to make black beans from a bag, start by soaking the beans overnight with approximately 5cm of water over the beans. In the morning rinse them; place them in a pot of cold water, again covered in about 5cm of water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 60-75 minutes or until beans are tender. Strain beans and move to another container to let cool. I like a flat surface so they cool faster.

Let the beans cool for at least a half hour and then place them in your food processor. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Once well pureed, add the rest of the ingredients. Once all mixed together place in an 8X8 greased pan and bake for 28-35 minutes depending on your oven!

Let cool for a bit and then enjoy! You’d never know there is no sugar or flour!

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