Did you know you can make delicious, chewy brownies with black beans? If you’re looking for a healthy sweet treat, this is for you!


You’ll need:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed well)
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a food processor, add bananas and pulse until basically liquid consistency.
  2. Then add black beans and pulse until smooth consistency.
  3. In a separate blender, grind oats into a flour, then add to food processor and blend.
  4. Add cocoa powder, peanut butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and blend until well combined. (may need to use a spatula occasionally to scrape sides to ensure all ingredients are well mixed.)
  5. Add in chocolate chips and pulse a few times. 
  6. Preheat oven to 350º.
  7. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. With a spatula, removed dough from food processor and place on baking sheet.
  9. Smooth out dough into a bar shape, roughly 8×12 inches and about ½ inch thick. (you will have to manually shape into the bar size and thickness prior to baking).
  10. Bake for 15-17 minutes then remove from oven and let cool on rack for at least 10 minutes before slicing into bars.
  11.  Store in an air tight container at room temperature up to 5 days. 

Serving Size: 1 Bar = 1/16 of recipe

Exchanges: 0.5 starch, 1 fat, .25 fruit, .5 protein

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