I’ve done it! I have made a vegan, guilt-free, 100%-good-for-you brownie. Wait, what? A brownie that is good for you? That’s right! So next time you crave something sweet, whip up this quick and easy snack. This Vegan Bean Brownie only consists of healthy ingredients and tastes almost just like a brownie! If you want to make it even more heavenly, instead of walnuts, you can add some chocolate chips. Great as a protein snack after work out or in between meals.
I was planning on making thease with black beans, but I came to find that it was impossible to find plain black beans here in Passau, Germany. When I asked the store lady, she even said there is no such thing and she has never heard of them. After I visited all the possible stores here in Passau, I just decided to use kidney beans instead. It turnd out terrificly! So if you can get your hands on black beans easily, use those. But if for some reason the supermarkets in you region don’t carry black beans, kidney beans work just as well.
I would advise to use a food processor to blend the ingredients, but since I lack that in my kitchen, I used a hand-held blender. It works just fine, but makes the job so much more difficult and longer. You have to make sure all the ingredients are well blended into one smooth paste.
Comment below what you think of this vegan bean brownie and send me a picture of your creation!
serves 6 brownies
- 255g drained canned kidney beans (or black beans)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 50g quick oats
- 50g vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 100g dried pitted dates
- 1 tbsp honey
- 50g crushed walnuts
- Combine all the ingredients exept the walnuts into a food processor (or bowl if you are using a blender). Blend all the ingrediets until smooth.
- Oil a baking pan, transfer the batter into the pan and smooth out.
- Preheat the oven to 170°c and bake for 10-15min.
- Let the brownies cool for at least 10min before cutting.