Black beans are some of the most healthy vegan ingredients out there. With its richness in nutrients (including fiber and potassium), black beans are the all-green ingredient to use when you’re consciously trying to reduce your risk for heart disease. In fact, black bean recipes are not just restricted to savory delights. You could totally make a sweet set of brownies, fancy enough to be served on a vegan cruise, using traditionally savory black beans. Here’s a comprehensive recipe for some delicious soaky black bean brownies.

Portions: 12


  • 280 gr black beans, cooked without salt
  • 170 gr dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 70 gr cacao powder, natural, non-alkalized
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds, grounded


  • Preheat the oven to 95˚C.
  • Combine the dates, black beans, almond butter and vanilla in a food processor or high-powered blender.
  • Blend until smooth, then add the remaining ingredients and blend again.
  • Spread on a very lightly-oiled 8 x 8 inch baking pan.
  • Bake for 1 1/2 hours, cool completely and cut into small squares.


Optional Topping:

  • 1pcs avocado, ripe
  • 0.5 cup water
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder, natural, non-alkalized and unsweetened
  • 5 pcs dates, pitted
  • 1 splash vanilla extract

Blend topping ingredients in a high-powered blender, and spread it on the cake.

Nutrition Information:
Calories 123; Protein 4 g; Carbohydrates 25 g; Sugars 14 g; Total Fat 2.4 g; Saturated Fat 0.5 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 2 mg; Fiber 5.6 g; Beta-Carotene 18 ug; Vitamin C 0 mg; Calcium 40mg; Iron 1.4 mg; Folate 48 ug; Magnesium 59 mg; Potassium 320 mg; Zinc 0.8 mg; Selenium 1.4 ug