Black Bean Brownies – the best!


  • 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • Extra chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients except chips in a food processor, blending until completely smooth. Really blend well. I have tried a blender and a vitamix and while both work OK, the food processor just provides a better texture.
  3. Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan
  4. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top.
  5. Cook the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut.

If they still look a bit undercooked,  place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up!