Sunday, June 13, 2010

Black Bean Brownies

These brownies are flour less and are made out of black beans.  This recipe came from the Whole Foods Application on our iPod.  I would say they have much more of a fudge texture than a  brownie texture, but not bad at all, just VERY rich. They were easy to make...just put everything in the blender and pour into the pan.

1 15 oz. can of black beans rinsed and drained (no salt added)
3 large eggs
1/3 C melted butter
1/4 C cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C + 2 TB sugar
1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
1/3 C chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place first 6 ingredients into blender.  Process until blended smooth.  Stir in chips and nuts.  Pour into greased or sprayed 8x8 pan.  Bake for 30-40 minutes (until cooked in the center).
Remove and cool.

*I did not have unsalted beans, so I just omitted the 1/8 tsp salt.


  1. I made these because your pictures looked really yummy. We loved them--the whole pan disappeared in a couple of hours. However, you said to blend and then pour into the pan. My mixture was so thick it was not even close to pourable so I added two eggs so it would blend smoother and even then I was scraping it from the blender. They were delicious, but what did I do wrong? Was your mixture really pourable? Anyway, thanks for posting this recipe--I love using beans in baked goods. Have you tried this recipe before?

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  3. Mirien,

    My bad. I kept looking over the recipe trying to figure out why it didn't work for you. I went back to my ipod to view the recipe and guess what? It calls for 3 large eggs. That would make a huge difference! So sorry. I have made the correction on here. I hope it works better for you if you choose to make them again! I did see your post for the cake. It is on my to do list when we get back from vacation.