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Black bean brownies

A recipe inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie

These black bean brownies are the absolute biggest surprise hit of my entire blog.

Here's a Thanksgiving recipe from Food Blogs Star Katie Higgins of Chocolate Covered Katie!
See more from Katie's holiday menu here.

Chocolate Covered Katie’s Black bean brownies

At first, I wasn’t even going to post the recipe because I thought readers would think the idea of black bean brownies was just too crazy! Thankfully I could not have been more wrong, and the recipe currently has been viewed over eight MILLION times, with thousands of positive comments from readers who LOVE the recipe!

If you’re feeling adventurous, do be sure to give these brownies a try, because even people who aren’t into healthy food or vegan recipes have said they would choose these secretly healthy brownies over any traditional brownie recipe made with regular flour and sugar!

Black bean brownies

Black Bean Brownies – the ultra fudgy and decadent chocolate treat.


  • 1-1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining)
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder (10g)
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (40g) (See nutrition link below for substitutions)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave (75g)
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil (40g)
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (115-140g) (Not optional. Omit at your own risk.)
  • optional: more chips, for presentation


Want to make these Black bean brownies? Get the instructions from Chocolate Covered Katie!

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