Sunday, January 30, 2011

Black Bean Brownies

Wait what? Black beans? In brownies?? Yup. I throwin it out there. This is actually a fairly well-known way to make vegan brownies! The black beans make the brownies dense and moist (and at least makes you think that they're not horrible for you...)

My gaggle of taste-testers gave the brownies rave reviews, even a "These are the best brownies ever!" (Ms. Hadas Corey, January 29, 2011) So take THAT eggs, we don't need you! Milk? You are nothing to me!

Black Bean Brownies
Recipe is for a 8x8 pan. All of these ingredients can be bought in bulk!
3/4 c whole wheat flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking powder
3/4 c sugar sucanat (AKA dried pure cane juice)
1/2 c + 2 T cocoa powder
2 t espresso powder ground coffee 

1 can 1 scant cup cooked black beans
1/2 c + 6 T water
additional 1/2 c water
1 t vanilla

3/4 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F and grease 8x8 pan with oil.
Puree beans and water in food processor.
Mix dry ingredients together and add them to beans.
Puree with additional water and vanilla.
Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips and pour into pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until you can pierce center with a fork and it comes out clean.

A message for my roommates...


  1. Sam, I love you! This made me the happiest when I saw the 'eat me' sign for the brownies. I have since eaten two. YUMM!

  2. I never heard of black beans in bake goods. Looks good. wish I had this recipe for max's birthday to replace the brownie brick I had to feed to the critters.