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Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 9 brownies


  • coconut oil
  • 1 x 400 g (14.1 oz) tin of black beans, drained + rinsed
  • 1/2 avocado, flesh only
  • 140 g (4.9 oz) light brown sugar, (approx. 1 cup)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • salt
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) dark chocolate, 70%


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C fan / 400°F and grease 9 holes of a muffin tray with coconut oil.
  • Add the black beans, avocado, sugar, cocoa powder, half the walnuts, baking powder, vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and a pinch of salt to a food processor.
  • Melt 120 g (4.2 oz) of the dark chocolate in a double boiler, then transfer to the food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Then evenly distribute the mixture between 9 holes of the muffin tray.
  • Roughly chop the remaining chocolate and walnuts and sprinkle over each brownie. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove the brownies from the oven and leave them to cool completely before gently removing each brownie. The longer you leave them to cool, the easier they will be to remove them from the tin. Run a knife around each muffin hole to ease the brownies out.