Vegan Black Bean Brownies are rich, fudgy and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Made from all clean ingredients, they’re the perfect healthy dessert.
Who here is a chocoholic? Both of my hands are raised SO high! Preferably dark chocolate and white chocolate, which is kiiiind of funny since one is the healthiest version of chocolate and the other is the least healthy.
White chocolate resees are my weakness along with dark chocolate espresso peanut butter cups. Legit polar opposites.
but, I digress…
I decided it was time for a chocolate brownie recipe to take place on the blog because somehow one had slipped through the cracks!? With all this talk about weight lifting benefits and last weeks interview with samantha bowers of the fit brunette, I knew it was time for a healthy chocolate recipe that wouldn’t counteract all the hard work we put in at the gym.
PLUS I wanted it to be vegan since you all seemed to love the best 5-minute vegan cheese recipe that was posted last week.
And these brownies are made with… wait for it… black beans!! Say what!?
Vegan black bean brownies you say? I know it sounds crazy but here me out… these things are dangerous.
They taste like fudge and you for sure can’t taste the black beans. People look at me like I have two heads when I tell them they’re eating vegan chocolate black bean brownies AFTER they’ve already taken a bite. Oh, and this is after they’ve already said how good they are 😉
Still worried? I was skeptical, too. They didn’t exactly LOOK like brownies, (probably because I didn’t use a deep enough pan) and since I was the one baking them, it was a little weird biting into a “brownie” with zero flour but instead legumes… such a strange word 🤔
So let’s talk about the health benefits of black beans for a second.
Black beans are high in fiber and protein, so this dessert you’re eating already passes for “healthy” in my book 😉 Black beans are also rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin a, calcium, iron and manganese. They are also a great source of folic acid and have high levels of flavonoids.
Basically not only are you eliminating the flour you would use to bake traditional brownies (that offers little nutrients) but with vegan black bean brownies you’re replacing it with an amazing option.
You can read more about the health benefits of black beans here.
I popped my brownies into the fridge after baking and loved eating them chilled. It increased the fudge-like texture and consistency — and made my taste buds dance.
I’ve been adding these vegan black bean brownies to my yogurt for an afternoon treat and giving them a spread of peanut butter after dinner with some almond milk.
Well, what do you think? Are you going to give them a try!? I’d love to see how yours turn out! Be sure to tag me on instagram with your photos 🙂
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Happy “baking” !