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  • Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

Recipe from “Dry Bean Quarterly” Newsletter, Fall 2011 or


  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil or coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place the black beans in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.  Add the eggs, oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, peppermint extract as desired, baking powder, and salt and process until smooth. Add 1/4 cup of the chips and pulse a few times until the chips are incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top with a rubber spatula, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in the pan before slicing into 2-inch squares.

Yield: 16 servings (1 serving = 1 (2” x 2”) brownie)

Nutrition Information Per Serving
CaloriesFatSat. FatTrans FatSodiumCarb.FiberProtein
Fudgy Black Bean Brownies 120 5 g. 1.5 g. 0 g. 95 mg. 18 g. 2 g. 3 g.