Black Bean Brownies


  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup soymilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9″x9″ square pan.
  2. Sift all the dry ingredients together into a medium bowl.
  3. Put the drained and rinsed beans into a blender or food processor along with the soymilk.
  4. Puree the beans for about one minute. The mixture should be fairly smooth.
  5. Pour the bean puree into the dry ingredients and stir until all the liquid is absorbed and well combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least one hour before cutting.
  9. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.