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Black bean brownies

A dessert you can feel great about, these brownies offer protein, fibre and a smooth texture thanks to black beans. Canola oil is a baking no-brainer with less saturated fat than other cooking oils, a light texture and neutral flavour.

Prep Time:
20 min
Cook Time:
20-25 min
Serving Size:
1 brownie


  • canola oil cooking spray
  • 1 can (15.5 oz/460 mL) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil 
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) cocoa 
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (4 mL) baking powder 
  • 1 tsp (4 mL) vanilla 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Spray 8" x 8" (20 x 20 cm) baking dish with canola oil cooking spray.
  2. In blender or food processor, place beans, canola oil and 1/3 cup (75 mL) chocolate chips and blend well.
  3. Add eggs, cocoa, brown sugar, baking powder and vanilla to mixture and blend until smooth.
  4. Transfer mixture to baking dish and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Store in refrigerator.

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Nutritional Information Per 1 brownie
Amount % Daily Value
Calories 186
Fat 8 g 12 %
+ Trans 2 g
10 %
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 54 mg %
Carbohydrate 26 g %
Fibre 3 g 12 %
Sugars 19 g 
Protein 4 g

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