Black beans in brownies is our new normal, and after you try this recipe it’ll be yours too. We cut the sugar big time by substituting some sweet ripened bananas, so you can definitely give yourself ‘brownie’ points for baking a healthy dessert. Bake ’em for only 30-35 minutes and they will be incredibly gooey.
The best part is that black beans are healthy little juggernauts. They pack a ton of protein, fiber and anti-oxidants, which means you no longer have to feel guilty for eating five brownies in a row. Watch the video for all the ingredients and directions, plus we’ve listed out a short version in the steps below. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video recipes and craft tutorials posted every few weeks.
Time Needed: 45-60 minutes
Serves: 8 people (assuming 2 brownies per person… unlikely)
Healthy Black Bean Brownies – Ingredients
- 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 overripe bananas
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Raspberries for garnish
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the black beans, cocoa, sugar, olive oil, bananas, vanilla extract, cinnamon and eggs together and blend until smooth. Then add the chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, and coconut to the batter and hand stir them in.
Pour the entire mix into a greased pan and bake for 30-35 minutes depending on how gooey you like them (we like them gooey)! Garnish as you like and serve hot (also good cold).
We hope you love these healthy black bean brownies as much as we do!What are your favorite black bean inspired desserts? Comment below.