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Black Bean and Banana Brownies
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Black Bean and Banana Brownies

Prep Time: 7-10 min.

Cook Time: 20-30 min.

When I first heard about this recipe, I thought it sounded disgusting. Who would eat sweet black beans? Surprisingly, you will have no idea there are any beans in this recipe. It's very healthy and loaded with fiber. Whenever I make black bean brownies, I'm stunned at how fast they disappear. 

One word of advice . . . don't let anyone know what's in them until after they've had the first bite. Otherwise, you'll end up with kids wailing that it is too gross to try, when really, they'd love it. Enjoy!


1 15 oz can of black beans (I actually make my own, it's just under 2 cups)

2 bananas

1/2 c. cocoa powder

1/4 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 c. sugar or other sweetener of choice

3 Tblsp. coconut oil

1 tsp. vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly grease an 8x8 pan.

Blend all ingredients in the food processor or blender, until smooth. Pour into the pan and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the top is dry. Let cool before cutting it up, because the insides will be gooey!

I also like to add a drizzle of chocolate icing over the top. You can even stir extras into the batter before adding it to the pan. Try nuts, dried fruits, or even chocolate chips!


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  1. Norma Plum
    Norma Plum
    I am absolutely going to try this soon, will add chopped nuts for sure.
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  2. Clean Cook Lily
    Clean Cook Lily
    This is my kind of recipe! An easy to obtain small list of ingredients and yummy looking results. I''l be giving this a go for sure.
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  3. Melissa Nott
    Melissa Nott
    This is definitely a recipe to try! Thanks!
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  4. dlastowka
    I made a batch of these last night, with a couple of subs. I used vegan margarine instead of coconut oil, added a dollop of peanut butter before baking, and baked the brownies in a muffin pan. They turned out very moist (almost fudge-like really) and very yummy. You definitely don't taste the black beans, but you do taste the bananas (and chocolate). I would recommend.
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  5. Barbara G
    I've had these before once, and thought they were good. Have to have nuts in it though...always!
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  6. hadaxy
    Sounds good. How do I prepare my own black beans? Also, can I substitute coconut oil for another oil? And do I pour in the beans with or without the liquid? I would need some liquid to get the stuff moving in the blender.
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