Black Bean Brownies with Avocado Chocolate Frosting

These fudgy and delicious brownies are made healthier with black beans and an avocado frosting.


Brownie -

1x400g tin of organic black beans, rinsed and drained

3 large eggs

3 tablespoons avocado oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

30g 100% cocoa powder

120g coconut sugar or unrefined caster sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

100g organic chocolate chips (70% cocoa solids minimum)

50g chopped walnuts

25g cocoa nibs

Frosting -

75g 70% dark chocolate chips

1 ripe avocado

2 tablespoons maple syrup


In a blender puree the black beans with the eggs, vanilla and avocado oil.

In a separate bowl combine the cacao, baking powder , sugar and salt.

Add bean mixture and fold in gently - Do not overmix.

Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter into a parchment lined 20cm X 20 cm tin and bake for 23 minutes.Allow to fully cool.

For the frosting, melt the chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Add the avocado and maple syrup to a food processor followed by the cooled chocolate.

Blend until smooth and spread on top of the brownie.

Garnish with walnuts and cocoa nibs.

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