Made with a hint of cinnamon, these Mexican Black Bean Blender Brownies are chocolatey, easy to make and completely flourless. All you need is a can of black beans!
I know what you’re thinking – beans? For dessert? Yep! You read that correctly.
Thanks to the black beans, these brownies pack some serious nutrients like fiber, protein and iron that you wouldn’t normally get from your average brownie made with all-purpose flour. And the best part is they don’t taste like beans at all. No, really. Beans are the last thing on your mind when you take a bite of these. It’s actually pretty amazing how tasty they are.
Now, I wouldn’t go as far as to call these “healthy,” because let’s get real – they’re brownies. But I think it’s pretty cool how an awesome ingredient like beans (which I grew up eating literally EVERY SINGLE DAY) can be transformed into something so totally different.
What I’m trying to say is… I love beans.
The second best part about these black bean blender brownies is that no hand mixing is required. You don’t need to use any bowls, let alone two separate bowls for wet and dry ingredients. All you need is your handy dandy blender. Just dump all of the ingredients into your blender (except for the chocolate chips) and blend until smooth.
Pour the batter into an 8×8 baking dish, top with your favorite chocolate chips and bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
When they’re done, you should get something that looks like this.
I don’t know about you, but those pictures look like chocolate heaven to me. The fiance, on the other hand, thinks chocolate heaven is a bit…chocolatey-er. So naturally, after I took these photos, he convinced me to eat these brownies with a scoop of chocolate ice cream.
And I’ve got to say, it was the best decision ever.
Interested in topping your brownies with a rich and delicious Mexican caramel sauce that’s easy to make? Grab the recipe for my Easy Cajeta (Mexican Caramel)!
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- 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper in 8x8 baking dish and set aside.
- Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour and scrape the batter evenly into the baking dish.
- Top batter with chocolate chips.
- Bake in oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
- Let cool for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.