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Black Bean Brownies

Just two ingredients for these fudgy, delicious brownies.Plus, they are low in fat!

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When I first came across this recipe many years ago, I thought “ugh, that sounds disgusting!”

But, I figured, they are brownies. And they are only two ingredients. How bad could they be?

I took a leap and was pleasantly surprised.

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What are the Two Ingredients?

  • Dry brownie mix
  • Black beans

Will any brownie mix work? Yes. Any brand/chocolate variety will work. Just be sure your box is for a 9 x 13 baking dish or a “family size” package.

Note: You will not need any of the other ingredients as noted on the box. Just the dry mix.

Black Beans: Yes, for real. You will need a 15 oz can. Stick with a basic, no spices or salt variety for best results.

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How to Make:

  • Preheat your oven and grease your baking pan.
  • Next, pour the whole content of the beans into a strainer. Rinse them well. Don’t dispose of your can!
  • Pour the rinsed black beans back into the can, then, fill it with water.
  • Transfer the whole thing into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Mix the pureed beans/water mixture with the dry brownie mix.
  • Spread the batter into your prepared pan and bake.

Topping Ideas:

Last Note: Do not worry! You can not taste any beans in these brownies. Just fudgy goodness. ♡

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Only Need Two Ingredients!

Yield: 12-15 brownies

Black Bean Brownies

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Brownies that are packed full of chocolate flavor, fudgy, and just plain delicious.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 15 oz can of black beans
  • box of brownie mix for a 9 x 13 baking pan
  • water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 baking dish.
  2. Drain and rinse beans well. Put beans back into can and fill with water.
  3. Puree beans/water in blender or food processor.
  4. Mix bean puree with brownie mix until fully combined and smooth. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake according to the directions on the brownie mix box.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

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Monday 23rd of January 2012

I made these again and put 1 egg in the can along with 1/3cup of spinach juice added beans and filled the rest of the can with water and puree the beans added the mix. They aren't fluffier but now my son, who can detect anything, is getting the nutrients of the spinach and beans! He LOVES them!!! To make the spinach juice:3 cups of fresh baby spinach in 1 cup water Bring to boilThen simmer for 10 minStrain and press out the juice. Makes 1 cup and it freezes well.


Thursday 12th of January 2012

Hi Holli..glad you liked them! I will have to try them with the egg/less water..thanks for the tip :)

I haven't heard about the spinach, but it's a great idea! I will have to try that too.


Thursday 12th of January 2012

I just made these and they are really good. Have you tried using less water and adding an egg in to make them fluffy? I was also wondering if anyone has tried to boil down spinach in a little water and use the spinach juice in it too? I have a child with food sensory problems so I have a hard time getting him to eat any veggies.

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