Delicious Black Bean Brownies


Black beans are probably not the first food you think of when you think of brownies! But it's about time that changed because this healthier chocolate brownie recipe using black beans will blow your mind.

This moist, sweet and nutty brownie recipe lovingly shared by Edgell, is loaded with the good stuff and tastes so good, you can't even tell it's been made healthier. Promise. 

If you're like most people, you probably aren't getting enough legumes in your diet. Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council recommend getting 2-3 serves per week which isn't tricky when you start to add legumes to salads, soups or casseroles. 

Not only are legumes a great plant-based source of protein, they are also loaded with fibre (promoting a healthier gut) and provide a wonderful source of slow burning carbohydrates for longer lasting energy. Did I mention that they are super affordable, too? Because they are! 

Another reason you should definitely add this recipe to your sweet collection! 

Fun Fact: Rinsing your legumes before eating them will reduce the amount of sodium by 50 per cent.

Delicious Black Bean Brownies

Serves: 20-24

Prep Time: 25 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins


  • 1 can (400g) Edgell Black beans
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • ½ cup pistachio nuts
  • Icing sugar for serving


  1. Melt butter and chocolate in a large bowl in the microwave oven on medium setting for 2 minutes. Add sugar and stir well to dissolve any lumps of sugar.

  2. Add eggs and vanilla.

  3. Puree drained and rinsed* black beans, add to chocolate mixture and beat well. 

  4. Sift flour and cocoa, stir into chocolate mixture with half the pistachio nuts. Pour mixture into a greased and lined 18cm x 28cm slice pan. Sprinkle with remaining pistachio nuts.

  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C for 23-25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in pan. Dust with icing sugar for serving.

I am the biggest fan of legumes and eat them almost every day! Naturally, I wanted to work with Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council and Edgell to help share some healthy eating inspo using legumes. This post is sponsored and I'm very proud of the fact.