If you are looking for some healthy and delightfully chocolate brownies, these Vegan Black Bean Brownies are just for you!
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Vegan Black Bean Brownies
I know what you are thinking. Black beans? In brownies? Let me give you a reassuring and over the top YES!!! It is a lovely ingredient for vegan brownies and is quite popular for good reason.
They give the perfect consistency and provide the right amount of moisture. Not to mention, black beans are one of the healthiest beans there is! Not only are they are good source of fiber and protein, but they can also help reduce blood sugar spikes. And as a type 1 diabetic, I appreciate that!
I made these for my kiddos and didn’t tell them the main ingredient. And guess what? They LOVED them!
How to Make Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 9×13 (or 8×8 if you prefer them thicker) pan with parchment paper.
In a food processor, add all ingredients except for walnuts and chocolate chips. Blend until smooth.
Add walnuts and chocolate chip and mix well.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
(Optional) Add extra chocolate chips on the top of the batter.
Bake for 20 minutes or until done.
Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Can You Taste the Black Beans
You really can’t! I mean, maybe a tiny bit, but it is not like eating beans. It doesn’t taste like beans at all. If anything, it is more like a familiar taste but you can’t tell it is black beans.
The flavors that really come through are the chocolate, banana and vanilla. A hint of maple even.
Black beans are a delicious ingredient to use for vegan baking!
How to Store Vegan Black Bean Brownies
You will want to make sure these delicious vegan black bean brownies are stored in an airtight container snuggled in the fridge. It is always best to keep them cool.
If you want to keep them on the counter for a while that is fine too! But if there are leftovers, just make sure to pop them in the fridge so they last longer.
Some topping ideas that I like are:
Whipped Cream (I like to make my own – this is the homemade whipped cream recipe that I use)
And I’ve even been known to put some shredded coconut on top! Get creative with your toppings and enjoy!
Other Delicious Vegan Recipes You Might Like
- 2 cups cooked black beans
- 1 cup walnuts, crushed to your desired size
- ½ cup gluten-free flour (or any all-purpose flour)
- ¼ cup of cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 banana, ripe
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup of coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 9x13 or 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Depends on thickness desired.
- In a food processor, add all ingredients except for walnuts and chocolate chips. Blend until smooth.
- Add walnuts and chocolate chips to the batter and mix well.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- (Optional) Add extra chocolate chips on the top of the batter.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until done. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.