Black Beans Brownies

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90% would make this recipe again

A delicious high-protein, low-fat version of the traditional brownies.

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Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 25 min Standing : 30 min Cooking Dish : 23x23cm (9x9 inch)
160 calories/serving


2 cups black beans (canned), rinsed and drained 500 mL
3 eggs size large
1/2 cup sugar 110 g
1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
1/4 tsp salt 1 g
1 pinch cayenne pepper 0.1 g
3 tbsp canola oil 45 mL
1/3 cup cocoa powder 28 g
3/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped 80 g

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful for this recipe.


  1. Preheat the oven to 175ºC/350ºF. Grease and line with parchment paper a square ovenproof dish.
  2. Put the black beans in the food processor and run until a purée consistency is obtained. Add all the other ingredients, except walnuts, and run until smooth.
  3. Add the walnuts to the mixture then scoop it into the prepared dish. Bake in the middle of the oven about 25-30 min. Check with a toothpick or knife to see if it is cooked through. Let cool down before removing from the dish.
  4. Cut into 12 pieces then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (60 g)


% Daily Value




9 g

14 %

Saturated 1.2 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

7 %


50 mg


120 mg

5 %


16 g

5 %


3 g

12 %


9 g

Net Carbs

13 g


5 g

Vitamin A

2 %

Vitamin C

1 %


2 %


7 %


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy
Good source of  :
Source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Omega-3, Omega-6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Low  :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Free  :
Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 0
Meat and Alternatives ½
Fats 1 ½
Other Foods ½

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