The BEST Fudgy Black Bean Brownies recipe! I’ve won a baking contest with these brownies! These easy to make brownies are made with canned black beans and peanut butter making them extra fudgy and more healthy than the usual brownie. I love how simple they are to make and how much kids and adults both love them!
You know I only share the best with you guys, right? So you totally have to believe me that these brownies are the best.
We finished these brownies in 2 days. I went into the brownie box (what, you don’t have a brownie box?) for one and there was no more left. My hands started to shake, “Matthew, did you eat the last brownie?!” I shouted. He said yes. My night was destroyed. The next day I made another batch. These brownies are THAT GOOD.
Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
I love these brownies because they are so fudgy and chocolate ooey gooey. They’re soft, they’re moist and because they are made with black beans and oats, I’m totally going to call them healthy too. What? This is my blog and I’m allowed to do what I want!
No but in all seriousness, why don’t people think of black beans when they make dessert recipes? Is it because they aren’t brightly colored like so many fruits and vegetables are? I’m not sure, but I can tell you I love them and they make the perfect partner with chocolate brownies.
Even though these are made with a whole can of black beans, they taste like pretty traditional chocolate brownies. With the addition of peanut butter to the recipe, it makes a delicious fudgy soft brownie. These brownies are so easy to make too! You’re pretty much going to throw everything in the food processor (except the chocolate chips) and your brownie batter will be ready for you!
If you’ve never had a black bean brownie, you have to trust me in that they are amazing. You won’t even be able to tell there’s black beans to be honest and you don’t even have to tell anyone they’re made with black beans… until after they finish and tell you how delicious they are, then you can giggle and raise your hands triumphantly in the air and shout “THEY ARE MADE WITH BLACK BEANS!”.
A few years ago I sent my Father black bean brownies in the mail. I just told him they were chocolate brownies because I know if I would have mentioned the ingredients he would eyed me evilly. Well after he finished a batch and declared his love for these delicious treats, then I gave him the 1-2-3 punch of “THEY ARE MADE WITH BLACK BEANS!”. It never gets old.
Goodness, I really love these brownies.
These brownies are the best.
Serve with a cup of milk, or with a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon! It’s the perfect afternoon snack or dessert.
If you’re looking for a brownie you can freeze, you can totally freeze these too! I like to cut them up into single serving squares and them add them to freezer bags. Whenever I’m hungry for a brownie, you can pop one out of the freezer and throw in the microwave for a few seconds.
Hope you enjoy these Fudgy Black Bean Brownies as much as I do!
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Fudgy Black Bean Peanut Butter Brownies
The BEST Fudgy Black Bean Brownies recipe! I've won a baking contest with these brownies! These easy to make brownies are made with canned black beans and peanut butter making them extra fudgy and more healthy than the usual brownie. I love how simple they are to make and how much kids and adults both love them!
- 1 15 oz can of black beans - drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup creamy regular or maple peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup + handful chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and mix with spoon so they are equally distributed.
Grease 8x8 pan and pour brownie mixture in it. Take a spatula to smooth out the top.
Bake the brownies for 16-18 minutes.
Once out of the oven, let cool, then sprinkle the handful of chocolate chips on top. Use a spoon or spatula to gently push them into the top of the brownies.