Black bean brownies

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 78.7
  • Total Fat: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.1 mg
  • Sodium: 44.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

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Number of Servings: 48


    4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
    1 cup unsalted butter
    2 cups soft-cooked black beans, drained well (hs: canned is fine)
    1 cup walnuts, chopped
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    ¼ cup (granulated) natural coffee substitute (or instant coffee, for gluten-sensitive)
    ¼ teaspoon sea salt
    4 large eggs
    1½ cups light agave nectar


Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line two 9x13-inch (rimmed) baking pan with parchment paper and lightly oil with canola oil spray.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a glass bowl in the microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on high. Stir with a spoon to melt the chocolate completely. Place the beans, 1/2 cup of the walnuts, the vanilla extract, and a couple of spoonfuls of the melted chocolate mixture into the bowl of a food processor. Blend about 2 minutes, or until smooth. The batter should be thick and the beans smooth. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the remaining 1/2 cup walnuts, remaining melted chocolate mixture, coffee substitute, and salt. Mix well and set aside.

In a separate bowl, with an electric mixer beat the eggs until light and creamy, about 1 minute. Add the agave nectar and beat well. Set aside.

Add the bean/chocolate mixture to the coffee/chocolate mixture. Stir until blended well.

Add the egg mixture. Mix well. Pour the batter into the prepared pans.

Bake for 40 minutes, until the brownies are set. Let cool in the pan completely before cutting into squares. (They will be soft until refrigerated.)

Makes 48 (2-inch) brownies.

Number of Servings: 48

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SETTLERALICE.

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  • You can use honey instead of agave nectar. Vegans use agave instead of honey. - 5/10/09

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  • These would be good if served with ice cream or some sweet topping.
    I didn't have agave so I used honey. I also used one giant cake pan and only got 24 squares.
    Good consistency though
    - 4/21/09

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  • I was thrilled to find this one since the last I tried only substituted black beans with theirjuice for the eggs, water and oil. This was a more balanced flavor. Thanks. - 3/27/09

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  • 0 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Didn't make this - 3/19/09

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  • what is the light agave nectar : I live in a small town with 2 small groceries and 2 produce stores. cxannot locate it: any other furit juice subsitutes you can recommend? - 3/6/09

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