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Mocha Black Bean Brownies

Nothing says midday pick me up quite like a cup of coffee and a brownie, so why not combine the two? These mocha black bean brownies are easy to make in a food processor with ingredients you might already have in your pantry! They’re gluten-free and can be easily made vegan as well. Black beans are full of antioxidants, fibre and protein to keep you fuller for longer. They also don’t spike your blood sugar levels, so you don’t have to worry about another midday slump before dinner.

  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup agave or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup neutral oil 
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp instant espresso powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips (sub vegan chocolate chips if desired)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F 
  2. Add oats into a food processor or blender and pulse into a powder
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients into the food processor, except the chocolate chips, and blend until smooth
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips
  5. Pour the batter into an 8×8 grease or lined pan
  6. Bake for 16-18 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes


Recipe reviewed by Annie Tsang, RD


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 120
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 15mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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