Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Snacktastic Saturday: Black Bean Brownies

I have been trying to get my oldest to eat more vegetables for what seems like an eternity. So I've resorted to what any other mom would do, I sneak them in in the most unlikely places.

You should probably know that this recipe works on husbands too.  

•1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
•3Tbsp. canola oil
•3 eggs
•1/3C. (heaping) cocoa powder
•3/4C. brown sugar
•1tsp. vanilla
•1/2tsp. baking powder
•1/8tsp. salt
•1-4tsp. instant coffee, if desired (I prefer a mocha flavor.)
•3/4-1C. mini chocolate chips
•nonstick cooking spray

-Spray a 9x9 or 8x8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
-Combine all ingredients except the mini chocolate chips in a food processor. 
-Pulse until ingredients are thoroughly blended. 
-If you are adding the instant coffee, start by adding 1tsp. & then adjust according to taste after pulsing again to combine. 
-Before pouring batter into prepared pan, stir in at least half of the mini chocolate chips to the mixture. 
-Before baking, top the batter with the remaining mini chocolate chips. 
-Bake at 350ยบ for roughly 22-28 min. 
-Allow to cool for at least 15 min. before slicing.



  1. Ooo - I've been curious about how black bean brownies taste...they certainly look really tasty. Pinned for later.

  2. I made something like this before and they were good. My picky eater loved them the best.

  3. Awesome! I need to do this. Nobody in my family except me will even touch beans and they can be so good for you!