Another week another delicious snack to satisfy my mid-morning and mid-afternoon sweet cravings. This week, I decided to try and make some vegan black bean brownies. I have come across multiple black bean recipes in the past but I have never actually made them. I was afraid that the black beans would have an overpowering taste in the brownies. However, I was wrong! These brownies are exceptionally delicious as well as packed with fibre and low GI. I also did not add any natural sweeteners to these brownies. Instead, I used bananas to sweeten the brownies.
Needless to say, I was pretty impressed with how these brownies turned out and I would like to share the recipe with all of you. I hope you get a chance to make these brownies.
For those counting calories and macros, please use the table below as a guide.
- 400g can of black beans, liquid removed, beans rinsed and drained well (or 1 1/3 cup cooked black beans);
- 2 ripe bananas, medium size;
- 50g dates, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes;
- 2 tbsp. TrueProtein peanut butter powder;
- 2.5 tbsp. cacao powder;
- 3 tbsp. water;
- 15g walnuts, roughly chopped; and
- 15g pecans, roughly chopped.
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius and grease a square tin with cooking spray;
- In a food processor, place the bananas and process until it becomes creamy. Then add the black beans and process until the black beans are well combined and have a smooth consistency;
- Add the soaked dates (water discarded) to mixture and process until smooth;
- Add the peanut butter powder, cacao powder and water and process until well combined;
- Transfer the brownie mixture to the greased baking tin. Roughly scatter the chopped walnuts and pecans on top of the brownie mixture;
- Place the baking tin in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes;
- Allow the brownie to cool once baked before slicing the brownie into 16 squares; and
- Enjoy the brownie with your favourite tea. These brownies keep for up to a week in the fridge (but trust me, they won’t last that long as they are absolutely delicious and addictive).