Monday Munchie

Cocoa Black Bean Brownies



  • 1 15 oz. Can of Black Beans
  • 3/4 c. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 c. Coconut Flour (or flour of choice)
  • 1/4 c. Coconut Sugar (or sugar of choice)
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil (or oil of choice)
  • 2 heaping tbsp. Flax Meal
  • 2 large Organic Cage-Free Eggs
  • 6 tbsp. Water
  • 1 Banana (mashed)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 c. Dark Chocolate Chips (optional)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 c. Walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 degree C). Lightly grease either a muffin tin or Pyrex dish with non-stick spray. Combine eggs, water, flax meal, organic coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a separate small bowl. Puree black beans in a food processor (eg. Magic Bullet). Combine unsweetened cocoa powder, coconut flour, coconut sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. Add pureed black beans and egg mixture to dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly (use electric mixer if needed). Add mashed banana and dark chocolate chips and/or walnuts, and thoroughly combine with other ingredients. Evenly distribute brownie mixture into muffin tin(s) or Pyrex dish. Bake for 20 – 26 minutes or until top(s) is/are dry and edges start to pull away from sides. *Note: if cooked in a Pyrex dish bake time may be slightly longer. Remove from oven at let cool for 30 minutes before removing from muffin tin(s) or Pyrex dish. Gently remove brownies with a fork as they will be tender and very moist and fudgy. Store in an airtight container for up to a few days.







About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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