Gooey Black Bean Brownies

Gooey Black Bean Brownies

Hey everyone! As promised, I'm excited to share this delicious and healthy recipe for gooey black bean brownies. These brownies are super easy to make and packed with nutritious ingredients, making them a guilt-free treat. Let’s dive into the recipe!


  • 1 400g tin of black beans
  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 75g Cox & Co chocolate


  1. Preheat your oven to 165ºC. This temperature ensures the brownies bake evenly without drying out.
  2. Prepare the black beans: Drain and rinse them thoroughly to remove excess liquid and reduce the canned taste.
  3. Prepare the chocolate: Roughly break up the Cox & Co chocolate into smaller chunks and set them aside. These will melt beautifully within the brownies.
  4. Blend the ingredients: Add all ingredients except the chocolate chunks to a food processor. Blend until you have a smooth, combined mixture. This will be your brownie batter.
  5. Layer the batter and chocolate: Pour half the brownie mixture into a lined or silicone brownie tin. Sprinkle half of the chocolate chunks over the batter. Pour the remaining brownie mixture over the top and finish with the rest of the chocolate chunks, pressing them lightly into the batter to prevent burning.
  6. Bake: Place the tin in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes. This baking time will give you that perfect gooey centre.
  7. Cool and slice: Once baked, allow the brownies to cool on a rack before slicing them. This helps them set properly and makes them easier to cut.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Enjoy these gooey brownies as they are, with their melty chocolate chunks.
  • For an extra treat, serve them with a dollop of ice cream.

These black bean brownies are a fantastic way to enjoy a sweet treat without the guilt. The combination of overripe bananas, black beans, and rich chocolate creates a decadent dessert that's also packed with fibre and nutrients.

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