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Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

These Fudgy Black Bean Brownies are a lightened up, fiber-packed version of your favorite chocolate treat! They satisfy the sweet tooth and provide some beneficial nutrients at the same time!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black bean brownie, brownies, dessert, healthy dessert
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 152kcal


  • 1 can no-salt-added or low sodium black beans drained and rinsed well
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened 100% cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats GF if needed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 scoop Further Food collagen powder optional**
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

Optional toppings: dark chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, sprinkles


    • Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease an 8×8 pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
    • Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor or a very good blender (like a Ninja or Vitamix), and blend until completely smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and continue blending/pulsing as needed.
    • Once the mixture is smooth, stir in the chocolate chips and pour into prepared 8×8 pan. (If you want to sprinkle extra chocolate chips and/or walnuts on top, do so now.)
    • Bake the brownies for ~20-25 minutes. Mine became more fudgy and cake-like around 24 minutes. I would recommend checking them around the 20-minute mark since all ovens cook a little differently!
    • Let brownies cool for about 10 minutes before cutting into them – if you can control yourself. ; )


    *Original recipe calls for pure maple syrup or agave. Use either of these ingredients to make them vegan.
    **Further Food affiliate discount code: wellnessforthewin


    Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg