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Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

This recipe, created for Bush's® by Rebecca Andexler, author of cooking, baking and parenting blog, “A Homemaker’s Habitat," combines the moist texture of black beans and a rich chocolate flavor with a hint of vanilla.

  • Prep Time

    10 Mins

  • Cook Time

    30 Mins

  • Serves


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Serves: 16

  • 1 can (15 oz) Bush's® Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large piece of parchment paper
  • Butter, softened for greasing pan

Optional Toppings

Walnuts Chocolate Chips

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Cooking Instructions

  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

    • 2

      Line 8”x8”x2” baking pan with parchment paper and grease with butter.

      • Parchment paper

      • Butter

    • 3

      Combine Bush's® Black Beans, chocolate chips, flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs, oil and vanilla extract in bowl of food processor.

      • 1 can of beans

      • Chocolate chips

      • Flour

      • Sugar

      • Cocoa

      • Baking powder

      • Baking soda

      • Salt

      • Eggs

      • Oil

      • Vanilla

    • 4

      Secure food processor lid and blend until mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes.

      • 5

        Spread batter evenly into prepared baking pan, using rubber spatula to scrape batter from bowl. If desired, sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts evenly over top.

        • Walnuts

      • 6

        Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of brownies comes out clean.

        • 7

          Remove pan from oven and allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares.

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