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Black Bean and Oatmeal Brownies

Black Bean Brownies


  • 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining)

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (10g)

  • 1/2 cup quick oats 40g (See nutrition link below for substitutions)

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave (75g)

  • pinch uncut stevia OR 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)

  • 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil 40g (See nutrition link for substitution notes)

  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (115-140g) (Not optional. Omit at your own risk)

  • optional: more chips, for presentation


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth.

  3. Add in the chips, then pour into a greased 8x8 pan. Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top.

  4. 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, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up!

  5. Makes 9-12 brownies. Enjoy!

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