Black Bean Brownies

Brownies are a popular chocolate fudgy treat.  This recipe uses blended black beans which is a great way to get some additional fibre.  The recipe uses simple household ingredients and can be prepared and baked in just 35 minutes.  All the ingredients go into a blender, which also makes for an easy cleanup!



(Yields 16 servings)

  • 1 can of black beans (540 ml), drained and rinsed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray or oil.
  3. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend just until mixture is combined.
  4. Pour batter into pan.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Let cool and enjoy!


Nutritional Information (per serving):
129 calories, 66mg sodium, 17g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 6g fat (4g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 2g unsaturated fat), 10g sugar, 3g fibre


Recipe adapted from and approved by Emma Minden, Registered Dietitian, Wholesome Kids Catering