Super-Simple Black Bean Brownies

If a recipe has only two ingredients, and one of those ingredients is a boxed mix, is it even a recipe at all? Probably not, but since this is the simplest (read: laziest) way to make brownies, it seemed appropriate to share.

Health-wise, let’s be real: Brownies can’t be healthy while still tasting like the delicious desserts we want them to be. (And these do, in fact, taste like delicious desserts.) But, at least the black beans get some fibre and plant protein in there… right?


Black Bean Brownies

Recipe from the St. Luke’s Half Marathon in Pennsylvania, US


What you need:

  • Box of brownie mix
  • One 440g can of black beans (NOT drained and rinsed)


How to make it:

Preheat the oven according to package directions (mine was to 175 degrees).

Grease your baking pan (use a size that jives with the package’s directions – I used 20cm x 20cm) with non-stick cooking spray, butter, or whatever you have on hand.

Puree black beans and black-bean-liquid until smooth.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together the bean puree and the brownie mix. Pour into the greased pan.

Bake according to package directions for the size of your pan.


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