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Black Bean Brownies

Jax Tranchida

These brownies are a great alternative to traditional brownies!



  • 1 1/2 cups black beans (that's one 15 ounces can), drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (or regular oats will work, too)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips

Let's get Cooking...

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a food processor (I used my Vitamix blender), and blend until completely smooth. Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased pan.
  2. I sprinkled extra chocolate chips over the top, because I can't get enough chocolate. Cook the black bean brownies 15-20 minutes, then let cool. (Or be like me and take a bite right away--they'll just be mushy but still awesomely delicious). You can place them in the fridge overnight and they will firm up nicely.