HEALTHY recipe for Black Bean Brownies

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(Can be Dairy Free & )

Ingredients Needed:
I can of Black Beans
1/4 Cup Coco Powder
10-12 Tablespoons or 3/4 of a cup Stevia (or any other sweetener)
1/2 Cup of Apple Sauce
3 Eggs (or 9 egg whites)
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt
Chocolate Chips (as many as want!)
*This is where you’ll need to adjust if you’re gluten free & dairy free!

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 350
Blend all of the ingredients (aside from chips) together in a food processor/blender until smooth
Bake for 30 minutes, check on it, and check on it 5 minute increments until a knife/toothpick comes out clean from the center, or the sides of the brownies are coming up from the pan
Cool for 15-30 minutes before cutting
I have a difficult time cutting these, as they don’t have flour, and I’m so I’ve just accepted that they’ll look a lil’ funky but still taste SO good!

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100 Comments for HEALTHY recipe for Black Bean Brownies

  1. sk8trgirlbonie on March 17, 2013: (Reply)

    | vote yes!!!!

  2. Jenna Leigh on March 17, 2013: (Reply)

    This is awesome! I’m lactose intolerant and since I’m the baker in my
    family this could be a compromise :] thanks for the recipe

  3. karishma3586 on March 18, 2013: (Reply)

    that girl looked like she was gonna puke loll

  4. Tushig on March 18, 2013: (Reply)

    the camera kept focusing and unfocusing and it was really really annoying

  5. rose fineberg on March 18, 2013: (Reply)

    egg plant pram

  6. Emily Hutcheson on March 18, 2013: (Reply)

    my research project in college is literally on black bean brownies 🙂

  7. Anna Care on March 18, 2013: (Reply)


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  10. Marissa Calderon on March 19, 2013: (Reply)

    spencer is beautiful justsayingg

  11. Gail MacQuaide on March 19, 2013: (Reply)

    Can u make a healthy Mac n cheese

  12. MissBeautyGirl131 on March 19, 2013: (Reply)

    Do more!

  13. kristenmisiewicz on March 19, 2013: (Reply)

    a tip on how to get them out easier is maybe line it with baking paper
    instead that way you can pull the baking paper out of the pan then use the
    spatula to get them onto a plate, i don’t know if it’ll work for these
    brownies but it works for my normal ones, oh i cut them whilst there still
    in the pan though. sorry if that doesn’t really make sense and i cant wait
    to make these they look really yummy!

  14. run2flygurl on March 19, 2013: (Reply)

    Lol it’s probably not super important for this recipe, but for a lot of
    baked goods (particularly ones with flour, leavening, and ratios of white
    to brown sugar) actually measuring is super important. Cooking is the
    creative part of food; baking is like chemistry (but with yummier results)!

  15. itsageoffrushthing on March 19, 2013: (Reply)

    hmmm interesting recipe! Did you have to buy all new clothes since you lost
    that much weight? You look so small… well, everywhere…now!

  16. kalilauren01 on March 19, 2013: (Reply)

    yep, that guy was hot

  17. Kai Ley on March 19, 2013: (Reply)

    Adding Greek yogurt makes things SUPER light, it will help take away the
    density of the black beans

  18. Molly G on March 20, 2013: (Reply)

    I work at francesca’s and whenever i see that blue owl timer i think of
    you! it’s funny that you actually have it. haha not sure you got it from
    there but yeah…

  19. Kylie Wright on March 21, 2013: (Reply)

    you can also just use boxed brownie mix, and just add the black beans to
    it! super easy and still super yummy(: i make these all the time!

  20. thefashionguru112 on March 21, 2013: (Reply)


  21. jennaaabreann on March 22, 2013: (Reply)

    This is a really good alternative to your recipe, more cake-like and very
    yummy! Allrecipes . com and search garbanzo bean chocolate cake gluten free

  22. Sally IsAwkward on March 22, 2013: (Reply)

    she’s looks so cute in the begginging!!

  23. 2006mukesh on March 22, 2013: (Reply)

    Last part is sexy

  24. Kit Kat on March 22, 2013: (Reply)

    U can still taste a bit bean lol… But it’s pretty good ,it’s quit yummy
    with ice cream or milk :)<3 I went crazy with chocolate chips lol

  25. Akira Tyler on March 23, 2013: (Reply)

    It kinda looks like boba tea in the blender

  26. jobrox12xhm on March 24, 2013: (Reply)

    Healthy snacks or fitness routine videos would be great!

  27. Monica Watson on March 24, 2013: (Reply)

    You’re hilarious. Cool recipe.

  28. Amy Clarke on March 26, 2013: (Reply)

    try lining the pan with baking paper before putting the brownie batter into
    it, I made the same mistake the first time round with brownies and it came
    out looking like a giant pile of poo… thanks for this recipe, definitly
    trying it out! 🙂

  29. jaceka100 on March 26, 2013: (Reply)

    you could add grated carrot to them to help hold them together better

  30. getrealp78 on March 27, 2013: (Reply)

    This were delicious and fudgy! Although I was afraid to use applesauce this
    time so i just used 3 Tbsp of vegetable oil and dark chocolate chips! Very
    happy with them yum 😀

  31. Kate Willis on March 30, 2013: (Reply)

    EW! I don’t know if it was the kind of stevia I use but this was so so so

  32. Elissa Binion on April 2, 2013: (Reply)

    I’m going to try this! Looks good;)

  33. Amy H on April 2, 2013: (Reply)

    I wanna learn how to make my pancakes not all flat in the pan.

  34. baam brandy on April 2, 2013: (Reply)

    yummy 🙂

  35. coolgirleverything09 on April 3, 2013: (Reply)

    why cant you have real ice cream?

  36. Rebeca Hicks on April 3, 2013: (Reply)

    She’s probably lactose intolerant.

  37. Anna Sirianni on April 6, 2013: (Reply)

    you could try adding baking soda so they come out thicker and “fluffy”!

  38. Cátia Pereira on April 11, 2013: (Reply)

    Loved it!

  39. mrs7angel on April 11, 2013: (Reply)

    Looks yummy ! what’s on your nails ? (:

  40. Brittyn Sodini on April 13, 2013: (Reply)

    I must try this! Check out my new video on my channel im studying to be a
    dietitian just posted one on black bean burgers!

  41. Charlotte McNair on April 15, 2013: (Reply)

    I just made these and they turned out freaking amazing! I used hot
    chocolate powder instead of coco powder, and I just didn’t add a sweetener
    (because the hot chocolate powder is already sweetened). I used 88% dark
    chocolate chips and sprinkled almonds on top. Definitely making them again,
    they’re so good! Plus, I hate black beans, and I couldn’t taste them at

  42. divalish1 on April 19, 2013: (Reply)

    Word!!!! I pretty much have all of the ingredients in my kitchen! But can I
    use Ghardelli White chocolate morsels instead of semi sweet? I’m dying to
    try these! ?

  43. Mitchell Manning on April 20, 2013: (Reply)

    For anyone who can’t eat eggs: substitute by grinding (in a blender) 1 tbsp
    ground flax seed and 3 tbsp water for each egg.

  44. cath4410 on April 21, 2013: (Reply)

    Something that would help would be whipping up the egg whites until they
    form stiff peaks and then folding them in to create more air so it will
    balance out the denseness of the beans and they will come out fluffier and
    light (:

  45. Kiarra Johnson on April 25, 2013: (Reply)

    Those brownies look delicious!!

  46. devynlea01 on April 26, 2013: (Reply)

    hey Meghan, does the nutribullet actually do what the infomercial says ?
    like make jucies and not smoothies? basicly do you find it worth the
    purchase im really thinking of getting one :p

  47. Yovel Peretz on April 26, 2013: (Reply)

    try make this as cupcakes! 🙂

  48. kbitson1112 on April 27, 2013: (Reply)

    I have that exact pan!

  49. simplykayg on April 28, 2013: (Reply)

    Those look yummy

  50. MsNAAMAs on April 29, 2013: (Reply)

    If your knife is clean it means you killed the brownies… not like in a

  51. MsNAAMAs on April 29, 2013: (Reply)

    If your knife is clean it means you killed the brownies… not like in a

  52. ItsMariana on April 29, 2013: (Reply)

    can i do this in the microwave? Im in collegue and i dont have an oven here

  53. Pheebschannel on May 1, 2013: (Reply)

    I made these today, and they were SO tasty! 😀 but instead of stevia I used
    some agave-syrup 🙂

  54. QuieraDesarae on May 6, 2013: (Reply)

    Omg. Thats looks gross

  55. CosmaBeautology21 on May 7, 2013: (Reply)

    “yummy yummy yummy” LOL

  56. vivalabeauty0x on May 7, 2013: (Reply)

    Ive tried artic zero and its terrible haha

  57. Astha on May 10, 2013: (Reply)

    Thanks a ton for this great tip! I am a lacto vegetarian and have been
    deterred from baking so many recipes due to lack of a good egg replacement.
    You basically solved my problem!

  58. xoxoxojessica on May 18, 2013: (Reply)

    awesome i want to try them

  59. jackievongrimm on May 23, 2013: (Reply)

    Yum these seem like they could be amazing! I’m going to make these with my
    sister :).

  60. weareMandEM on May 25, 2013: (Reply)

    Trying these tonight!!!!! 🙂 We’re so excited and can’t wait to taste them

  61. Mac Lucier on May 26, 2013: (Reply)

    I’m vegan

  62. Meera Patel on May 26, 2013: (Reply)

    If you want them to come out cleaner try taking a bit of margarine or
    butter and spreading a really thin layer along the bottom. Then dust a bit
    of flour over that.

  63. Meera Patel on May 26, 2013: (Reply)

    me too!!!!

  64. MasterDova232 on May 28, 2013: (Reply)

    Put them on parchment paper next time so you can lift them out of the pan
    easily 🙂

  65. Lauren O'Leary on June 5, 2013: (Reply)

    I’ve definitely seen those before… never tried them , but may have to.

  66. Kimberly Lopez on June 5, 2013: (Reply)

    Instead of spraying pam , put butter on the battam of the pan take any kind
    of flour lay it in the pan. Make sure that the flour is spread ALL over the
    pan corners , edges everything. Throw out the extra flour and thats it .
    The brownies/cake slip right out. Just take a butter knife and go all
    around to ensure the cake and pan aren’t close to each other

  67. Sophie Saucedo on June 6, 2013: (Reply)

    I’ve made these before!! they’re so good.

  68. starbucks10v3r on June 7, 2013: (Reply)

    Oh man I have made these before, they are unbearably disgusting haha

  69. jambajoe1730 on June 9, 2013: (Reply)

    The easiest way to get the brownies to come out perfectly shaped is tin
    foil! line the pan before you put in the batter and then give them 5 mins
    to cool in the pan and then you can pull the whole thing out to cool the
    rest of the way on the counter before cutting

  70. Paola C on June 11, 2013: (Reply)

    Brownie and beans???

  71. WhatTheActualFouette on June 24, 2013: (Reply)

    You are wonderful. I’ve been looking for a recipe like this for a while
    now! c:

  72. hiphopgirl5542 on June 30, 2013: (Reply)

    a tip for making then cut out cleanly is to put a baking sheet on the pan
    and grease is a little also let the baking sheet hang off the sides so u
    can pull them out the let them cool then cut them with a knife 🙂

  73. SmartWaterAddictx on July 1, 2013: (Reply)

    I just made these but since the batter was so runny I added about 2 tbsp of
    coconut flour and after cooling around 10-15 minutes they came out of the
    pan easily and they ended up so fudgy and slightly cake-like. Soooo amazing!

  74. HawaiiBeautyful on July 8, 2013: (Reply)

    Adding this to the recipe list for the week. Thanks!!

  75. Roxie Matthews on July 13, 2013: (Reply)

    Omg I made these and they don’t taste like beans at all

  76. Sydney Buczynski on July 14, 2013: (Reply)

    They are very mushy but don’t worry because they taste amazing

  77. Clau F on July 16, 2013: (Reply)

    Yeih more healthy vídeos 🙂

  78. ultimatesinger10 on July 18, 2013: (Reply)

    Would this recipe work with liquid stevia? Like the sweetleaf one???

  79. Elizabeth_Grace on July 25, 2013: (Reply)

    If you cut them with a plastic knife they look a little nicer:)

  80. MsSunshineElephant on July 31, 2013: (Reply)

    I’m finally attempting to make these today!! 🙂 so excited!!!

  81. Gillian F on August 11, 2013: (Reply)

    Do more recipes!!!

  82. Yoursnerdly on August 23, 2013: (Reply)

    If you dust the pan with some of your cocoa powder (after using the PAM)
    the brownies will come out better!

  83. Jess123 on August 27, 2013: (Reply)

    Use a plastic knife to cut instead!

  84. Shannon Bailey on September 13, 2013: (Reply)

    I can’t eat beans, any suggestions?

  85. Megan- on September 22, 2013: (Reply)

    eat regular brownies?

  86. Andrea Standal on October 8, 2013: (Reply)

    Can I replace the beans with zucchini and / or avocados????

  87. Hannah Munn on October 25, 2013: (Reply)

    one thing to help with them getting messed up is to use real butter u can
    get the low fattening butter and also use a square pan

  88. Hannah Munn on October 25, 2013: (Reply)

    u could aĺso try making white chocalate chip cookies and uae whole wheat
    flour instead of white

  89. Andrea Standal on October 31, 2013: (Reply)

    Can i replase the beans and apple with avocado and banana???

  90. Gigi Bianca on January 3, 2014: (Reply)

    this is why i subscribed

  91. Isabelle Sherriff on January 3, 2014: (Reply)

    Meghan! Maybe if you put non-stick baking paper on the bottom of the dish
    that you use but make sure that you have some sticking out the sides … So
    When the brownie is ready all you have to do is lift the brownie out by
    holding the baking paper and it will come out really easy and then you can
    cut it once you have removed it from the pan … Also it will make cleaning
    up easier!!!

  92. Jasmine Hidalgo on February 2, 2014: (Reply)

    Use parchment paper hello lol.

  93. Raghad Fathaddin on February 16, 2014: (Reply)

    OMG I tried that and it is so good , mine was perfect like it did not break
    and they were fluffy and fudgy , maybe because i added baking powder(1/2
    teaspoon) and like 3 eggs instead of egg whites 

  94. OhHelloLovely111 on March 16, 2014: (Reply)

    Meghan, you should try the SO brand coconut milk ice cream! It’s delicious
    and perfect us lactose-free people (:

  95. Cassandra Erb on April 15, 2014: (Reply)

    Unsweetened cocoa powder ? 

  96. Saraht Thompson on May 20, 2014: (Reply)

    can you do more on healthy eating i really want to eat like you sounds like
    a good life style to have. 

  97. Alice Sarah on June 12, 2014: (Reply)

    use baking paper!!!

  98. Lucky Blessed on November 17, 2014: (Reply)

    Yes I did this recipe from another website. What you can do is boil some
    water with 1 cup of confectioners sugar, and let it boil a few minutes. It
    become somewhat like a syrup texture. You then spoon some of the liquid
    over the brownies to give it a moist and extra sweet flavor. It will stay
    moist for days!!!

  99. Andrea Ajkovic on November 20, 2014: (Reply)

    From Q&A

  100. KatherineMiers on November 29, 2014: (Reply)

    what can i put instead of black beans??

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