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Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies

  • Author: Laura Nockett
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen brownies 1x


Rich and fudgy Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies are also gluten and dairy free, a healthier take on classic brownies that will satisfy your chocolate cravings. 



1 15oz can black beans, drained

3 eggs

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter, divided

1 tsp vanilla extract

2/3 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

2/3 cup dark chocolate chips


Pre-heat oven to 350°F

Add drained black beans to the bowl of a food processor

Process on high until smooth, scraping the sides as needed

Add the eggs, brown sugar, coconut oil and peanut butter and vanilla process on high until smooth

In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, baking powder and sea salt

Add the dry mixture to the food processor, process on high until fully combined and batter is smooth

Transfer batter to a mixing bowl

Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Pour batter into a greased 8X8″ baking pan

Top with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Bake 20-22 minutes, test to make sure they are baked through by inserting a toothpick into the center, if it comes out clean they are done

Cool until you are able to easily handle the pan

Carefully remove the brownies from the pan and place on parchment paper

Warm up the remaining 2 tbsp of peanut butter

Drizzle peanut butter over the brownies, allow to cool

Slice and enjoy


Brownies stay fresh up to 1 week in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

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