Black Bean Brownies

Courtesy of Anne Buzzelli, RD at

Amazingly good-tasting!

  • 1 ½ cups black beans (1 15 oz can, drained and rinsed very well)
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ cup gluten-free oats, ground using a coffee bean grinder/blender/etc
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (melt over very low heat)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½-2/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine all ingredients except chips in food processor.  Blend until completely smooth.

Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan.  Optional:  sprinkly extra chocolate chips on top.  Bake 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut.

Makes 9-12 brownies.



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