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Black Bean Brownie

Auckland Nutritionist Larissa Beeby's Black Bean Brownie Recipe

The most delicious brownie recipe – know one will ever know there is black beans in there!


  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed very well)
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup wholegrain oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 block of 90% Lindt chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth.
  3. Stir in the broken up chocolate, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan.
  4. Optional: sprinkle frozen raspberries over the top.
  5. Cook for 18-20 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before cutting. If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up!
  6. Makes 8 brownies.

If you would like help with meal ideas and plans , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.


Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist