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Black Bean Brownies


  • 3 cups pureed black beans (I filled up the blender to the 4 cup line and added a little water)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla(or use homemade vanilla extract!)
  • 1/2 cup milk (or rice milk)
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened) (and optional)
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules (optional)
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Puree black beans with a little water. I went for a "smoothie" like consistency.
  • Add the sugar to the mixer or mixing bowl and then pour in the pureed black beans. Mix until smooth, adding the vanilla and milk as it mixes.
  • Dump in all the dry ingredients, flour, cocoa, powder, soda and salt.
  • Mix up, then toss in the coconut and chocolate chips.
  • On the lowest speed, mix in the coconut and chocolate chips for 10-20 seconds.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the greased pan and bake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean in the center. Let cool on a cooling rack before cutting.