Black Bean Brownie Bites

I have heard of making black bean brownies, but never actually tried them until my friend made these delicious little bites for a snack at the beach last summer.  Why didn’t I try this sooner?  Yummy!  They are super easy and no one will know there is black beans in them. You have to give them a try!

Black Bean Brownies


  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • About 1/3 cup of water, to moisten black beans
  • 1 package of your favorite brownie mix (I try to buy organic or Trader Joe’s to avoid the additive junk in regular brownie mix)


  1. In a food processor or blender,  puree black beans and add water to moisten beans. Make sure beans are completely smooth. They actually turn a purple color.
  2. Add brownie mix to a large bowl and pour in pureed beans. Mix until a batter is formed.
  3. Spray muffin tin or pan with cooking spray. I make them in a mini muffin tin for portion control, but can easily be made in a pan.
  4. Bake according to brownie box directions. In a mini muffin pan I baked at 350 for about 18-20 minutes.
  5. Serve with a side of fresh berries.

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5 thoughts on “Black Bean Brownie Bites

  1. It looks like you are substituting the beans for either an egg or any other liquid (water) that is usually used with the dry mixture. Is that correct? I’m trying to adapt this to my homemade brownie recipe rather than using a boxed brownie mix?

    1. Hi Shirl. I have not tried it with my homemade brownie mix yet but I think the black beans would substitute fine. Please let me know how it turns out.

        1. Yes, I am substituting the beans for the egg. I do add a little water to the beans when pureeing for a thinner consistency. But just dry mixture and beans, that’s all. Sometimes I add some dark chocolate chips too. Yummy! Let me know how they turn out!

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