Saturday, December 3, 2011

Vegan Black Bean Brownies

I think these black bean brownies have been popular for long enough that I do not need to justify putting beans into a dessert. But just in case you are sceptical all I will say is you can not taste the black beans at all. They just add to the gorgeous texture of these brownies.

Recipe from Happy Herbivore
Vegan Black Bean Brownies
15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed
2 whole bananas
⅓ cup agave nectar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup raw sugar (optional)
¼ cup instant oats

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8x8" pan and set aside. Combine all ingredients, except oats, in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, scrapping sides as needed. Stir in the oats and pour batter into the pan. Bake approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing.


  1. I still haven't tried the whole black-bean brownie thing yet... I'll be honest I'm still a little skeptical, but these look delicious. I might as well give them a try!

  2. I say go for it Ruby. There is no bean flavour at all. I think it just changes the texture.

  3. I tried these at a pot lock and thought they were really good brownies, I found out AFTER that that they were black-bean based and now I can't wait to make them whenever I am craving brownies!

  4. Like you, I've seen these around forever now and I just haven't made myself try them. I need to just bite the bullet and give them a try. Your review makes me want to try them.

  5. Yes! These look super healthy yet decadent! Can't wait to try them! Yay vegan!

    - Brittany (@WeHeartVegan)

  6. I have tried these (minus the bananas) and they are sooo good, busy making a batch for myself- healthy treat feast!