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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.

Nutrition Facts


Black Bean Salsa

Another healthy alternative for any event.  Black bean salsa is a great, low calorie finger food to snack on and if you’re lucky enough to have any left over, it also makes a great topping for fish.

Black Bean Salsa


  • Can of black beans rinsed and drained
  • Chopped red pepper
  • One small jalapeno diced
  • One small red onion diced
  • Shoe peg corn
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Palm full of cumin
  • Balsamic dressing