Black Bean Avocado Brownies

Confession, I have a pretty serious sweet tooth. I love dark chocolate and sometimes when i avoid it for too long, I end up making poor decisions (aka quick decisions that typically involve junk ingredients). I found this recipe for black bean brownies, tweaked it a little, and love it!


  • chia egg (1 tbsp. chia seeds, 3 tbsp. water)
  • 1 & 3/4 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Prepare black beans (instructions here)
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 8×8 inch baking pan
  3. Place chia egg, black beans, avocado, vanilla, and brown sugar and process in a food processor until it’s smooth. Add in cocoa powder, coconut oil, baking soda, and baking powder and blend again until smooth. Batter will be thick, but if it’s too thick to process, add in 1-2 tbsp. of almond milk. Fold in chocolate chips if you’re including them and then transfer to greased pan and use a spatula to smooth evenly.
  4. Bake for 22-30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out somewhat
  5. clean. The top of the batter should be completely set and no longer jiggle. Cool pan completely and then cut into squares


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