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Black Bean Chocolate Brownies from veggie desserts + cakes

Black Bean Chocolate Brownies are fudgy and delicious yet packed full of additional nutrients and fibre from the black beans!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Camilla


  • 400 g/15oz can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 215g/7oz drained weight
  • 100 ml/3 ½ l oz/scant ½ cup vegetable oil plus extra for greasing
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 50 g/1 ¾oz/½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 100 g/3 ½oz/½ cup light soft brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 50 g/1 ¾oz/heaped ½ cup plain all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 50 g/1 ½oz good quality dark chocolate chopped
  • 50 g/1 ¾oz/½ cup walnuts I used pecans, roughly chopped


  • Pre-heat the oven to 170ºC/150ºC fan/325ºF/gas 3. Lightly grease and line a 20cm/8in square baking tin.
  • Purėe the beans in a food processor.
  • Add the oil, eggs, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla and coffee, and blend until very smooth.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt, then pulse a few more times to combine.
  • Stir in the chopped chocolate and half of the chopped walnuts.
  • Pour he batter into the prepared pan and spread out to level, then top with the remaining walnuts.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges begin to pull away from the sides and the surface begins to look dry.
  • Leave to cool completely in the pan before turning out and cutting into squares to serve.