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Black Bean Brownies with Slivered Almonds

Black Bean Brownies & Other Healthy Baking Alternatives

One healthy baking tip is to use recipes that have hidden vegetables or beans, such as chocolate zucchini loaf, black bean brownies or carrot muffins.
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12
Calories 249 kcal


  • 2 cups Black Beans (cooked)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Apple Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 1/2 ounces Dark Organic Chocolate 75% (chopped and divided)
  • 1/4 cup Sliced Almonds


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (177ºC) and line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper. (Use a bigger dish if making more than 9 servings.)
  • Add the cooked black beans and eggs to a food processor. Turn it on and stream in the coconut oil. Let the food processor blend for about 60 seconds, or until the black beans are very smooth.
  • Add vanilla, salt, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, honey and baking powder to the black bean Blend until all incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed.
  • Add half of the chocolate to the brownie batter and pulse 5 or 6 times until it is mixed in.
  • Transfer brownie batter to the prepared baking dish and smooth into an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate and the sliced almonds evenly over top of the brownies.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
  • Let the brownies cool completely before transferring to the fridge for at least 4 hours before cutting into squares. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts

Calories – 249
Carbs – 24g
Fiber – 8g
Sugars – 8g
Protein – 9g
Fat – 15g