Black Bean Chocolate Brownies – they’re so GOOD

by | May 7, 2019 | Nutrition, Recipe

One of our favourite healthy baking swaps is adding black beans to your recipe.

Like other legumes, such as peanuts, peas, and lentils, black beans are known for their high protein and fibre content. They also contain several vitamins and minerals that are known to improve your health.

Adding black beans to your brownie recipe will increase the amount of protein and fibre, as well as take the place of some of the flours traditionally used.

Healthy, easy and delicious, this black bean chocolate (BBC) brownie recipe lets you enjoy a sweet treat – without the guilt!

BBC Brownie Recipe


1 can black beans, rinsed
3 eggs
1/3 cup butter
2  tablespoons chia seeds
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ cup coconut sugar
Pinch salt
½ cup dark chocolate chips


1) Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper

2) Place all ingredients apart from chocolate chips in a food processor and blend until smooth.

3) Stir in chocolate chips and transfer to baking pan

4) Bake for 35 minutes and let cool

For more healthy baking hacks, check out our blog 5 Hacks for Healthier Baking