Black bean brownies

28 January 2019

This week’s Meat Free Monday recipe is for deliciously gooey brownies. Although they’re a sweet treat, they do contain some healthy stuff too. Plus, they’re super easy to make – all you need to do is chuck your ingredients in a food blender. What could be easier?


1 can of black beans (when drained they should weigh 240g)
Half an avocado
200g brown sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp coconut oil
Pinch of salt
150g vegan dark chocolate


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, and line and grease a baking tray.
  2. Drain the beans and rinse them. Put the beans, avocado, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla extract, coconut oil and salt in a food blender.
  3. Melt 120g of the dark chocolate, then add to the blender.
  4. Mix the ingredients in the blender for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Put the mixture in the baking tray.
  6. Cut the remaining chocolate into pieces and place it evenly over the brownies, pushing them into the mixture slightly.
  7. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes. For very gooey brownies, take them out of the oven slightly early.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool before taking them out of the tin and chopping into pieces.


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