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Published on November 11, 2016

brownies made with black beans

Black Beans and Brownies Can Mix

If you need a chocolate fix but still want to do your body good, try this Black Bean brownie recipe.

Black Bean Brownies

Serves: 20; Source: Hy-Vee Seasons Fall 2013


  • 1 (15 oz) can Hy-Vee black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cup Hy-Vee semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup Hy-Vee unsalted butter
3/4 cup Hy-Vee canola oil
1 3/4 cup Hy-Vee sugar
1 tbsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
3 Hy-Vee large eggs
1 1/3 cup Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. Hy-Vee baking powder
1/4 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
1/2 cup Hy-Vee mini semi-sweet chocolate chips 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-by-13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.

  1. In a food processor puree black beans until smooth, scraping the sides of bowl as needed.
  2. Place a large heat-safe bowl over a pan of boiling water. Add pureed black beans, 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter to bowl. Stir with a wire whisk until butter and chocolate are melted and combined. Remove from heat.
  3. Add canola oil and mix until combined. Stir sugar and vanilla into chocolate mixture until smooth.
  4. Add eggs 1 at a time. Mix thoroughly between additions until all 3 eggs have been added.
  5. In a large bowl sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined. Add chocolate mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  6. Pour into prepared baking pan and smooth top of brownies with a spatula. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top of batter.
  7. Bake brownies for 35 minutes. They may seem underdone but will continue to bake in pan after removed from oven. 

Nutrition facts per serving:

Calories: 340 Protein: 5g
Carbohydrate: 44g Saturated Fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 35mg Sodium: 135mg
Dietary Fiber: 4g Sugars: 30g
Fat: 18g Trans fats: 0g

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