Black Bean Brownies

Beans in a brownie? You heard that right! Give this funky ingredient a try, and you’ll be amazed!


9 squares

Hands-on time:

7 minutes

Start-to-eat time:

40 minutes


  • 1-15 ounce can black beans
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (plus more to grease pan)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup white sugar

Kids kitchen skills:

  • rinsing
  • mashing
  • blending and mixing
  • oven safety


  • paper towel
  • 8-inch or smaller baking pan
  • blender (optional)
  • fork
  • spatula or whisk
  • measuring cups & spoons


Grown-up steps
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and grease a baking pan.
  2. Drain and rinse the black beans thoroughly. Pat dry, and mash the beans with fork until they form a soft paste.
  3. Beat eggs and combine with beans, oil, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, sugar, and salt. Mix until smooth (use a blender to speed things up!). Pour your mixture into your greased pan.
  4. Bake the mixture until the top is dry and edges pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30-35 minutes.

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