Black bean brownies

These things are seriously addicting and so easy to eat at any time of the day! I was surprised at the flavor and texture of these healthy black bean brownies.

black bean brownies

Black Bean Brownies with Peanut Butter Swirl

(Adapted from here)

Makes 12-16 Brownies

Black Bean Brownie Ingredients:

1 Can Black Beans (540 mL)
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Eggwhites (or 3 Eggs in total)
1/3 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/2 Cup Natural Cocoa Powder
1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup Agave, Honey or Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1 1/2 Tsp Instant Espresso
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips (didnt add these, but added walnuts instead, you could add both or none)

Peanut Butter Swirl Ingredients:

1/3 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp Agave (Maple Syrup, Stevia or Honey)
Pinch of Salt
Dash of Vanilla Extract


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Place all black bean brownie ingredients into your food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with a healthy, non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Evenly spread batter into baking dish.
  5. On your stove-top melt peanut butter swirl ingredients and mix.
  6. Dollop peanut butter swirl mixture with a spoon spaced out about an inch from each other onto the brownie batter.
  7. Pull a knife back and forth through the batter creating your swirls.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes.
  9. *Ovens vary so your discretion is needed. You will know your brownies are baked when the top becomes firm and the brownies pull away from the sides of the dish.
  10. Sticking a tooth pick in the middle and pulling it out clean will ensure your brownies are baked fully.
  11. Remove from oven when baked and let set in the baking dish for about 10 minutes.
  12. Gently cut brownies, serve and enjoy!

Your life will be changed after trying these brownies!!!

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