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Black Bean Brownies

Happy April Fools! If you think I'm joking that there are black beans in this recipe then you should keep reading because it's the base for this delicious, chocolatey dessert.

I love making this recipe and having people taste them before telling them about the beans. My uncle HATES black beans and he ate at least 3 of them. He had no clue there were beans in them and kept asking for more!

After I tell someone they are eating beans they seriously can't even believe it!



1 can (15oz) Organic Black Beans (no salt added) drained & rinsed 

2 eggs

1/2 cup honey

2 TB butter

1 TB vanilla

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 avocado

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

3 TB almond butter (or peanut butter)

Optional: Chocolate Chips to sprinkle on top - we LOVE & use Enjoy Life Vegan Mini Chocolate Chips.

To make this recipe vegan - use maple syrup or agave instead of honey & use flax egg instead of eggs. (Flax egg - mix 3 tablespoons of warm water with 1 tablespoon of flax seed. Let it sit about 3 minutes until it forms a gel = 1 egg).


You can either make these in a muffin tin or in a 8 x 8 pan.

Set your oven to 350 degrees.

Drain and rinse your black beans before putting into blender. Put all ingredients into Vita Mix blender and blend until smooth.

If using a muffin tin, use some cooking spray and pour batter about 3/4 the way to the top. Sprinkle your vegan chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes in muffin tins.

If using an 8 x 8 pan, line with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Pour the batter in and bake for 35 minutes.


About Me

Hey! Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen... I guess I can say, "my kitchen." I am all about creating delicious recipes that are made with yummy, real ingredientsI love recreating old family favorites, sweets and everything in between. You'll find a touch of Disney, lots of amazing products and laughter along the way. I launched Krysten's Kitchen with the mission to share my years of research on healthy alternatives to everyday foods that most people can no longer eat due to dietary restrictions, food allergies or special eating lifestyles. 


In 2018, I received the Rising Star Award at ShiftCon & in May 2019 I lobbied on Capitol Hill with the Organic Trade Association and in October 2019 I received the Best Healthy Recipes Blogger at ShiftCon. You can learn more about me, my family and my story, here.

Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen. I hope you'll stay and eat awhile.

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