Black Bean Protein Brownies

Black Bean Protein Brownies

Aug 08, 2023 · Chef Julian
Aug 08, 2023Chef Julian

Black Bean Protein Brownies


Black Bean Protein Brownies offer a delicious twist on traditional brownies by incorporating black beans as a main ingredient. Don't be fooled by their healthy profile – these brownies are moist, fudgy, and packed with chocolatey goodness. With the added benefit of protein from the black beans, these treats are perfect for those seeking a guilt-free indulgence.

Essential Sports Nutrition Ingredients: 

  • 1x 398ml can of black beans 
  • ½ cup (50g) cocoa powder (high quality)
  • ¼ cup (50g) vegan chocolate protein powder
  • ½ cup (95g) coconut sugar or monk fruit sugar
  • 2 vegan egg replacements 
  • 4 tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (40g) chocolate chips (sugar-free)
  • ¼ cup (30g) walnuts (optional) 

Topping (optional):

  • 9 tsp. leftover raspberry jam from breakfast parfait or store-bought 
  • vegan chocolate frosting 
  • ½ cup (160g) coconut cream (from the top of a can of coconut milk)
  • ¼ cup (30g) chocolate chips (sugar-free)

Essential Sports Nutrition What you need to do: 

  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease only 9 holes in a 12 hole muffin tin. 
  • Mix the vegan egg replacements with water and set aside. [Tip: You can use flax eggs instead by mixing 2 tablespoon of flax meal with 4 tablespoon of  water.] 
  • Blend the coconut sugar or monk fruit sugar in a blender until it forms a powder. Drain and rinse your black beans and pour them into the blender with the sugar. 
  • Now add in the cocoa powder, baking powder, protein powder, vanilla extract and coconut oil. Turn on the blender and blend on low until the mixture forms a smooth batter. 
  • Pour the batter into a bowl and fold in your chocolate chips and walnuts. 
  • Pour the batter equally into the greased muffin tin. Place the tin into the oven and bake for 25-28 minutes (they will be a bit fudgy in the middle). Remove the tin from the oven and place onto a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • To make the topping take only the thick cream from a can of coconut milk, leaving the clear liquid behind. Place this coconut cream into a saucepan along with the chocolate chips and heat on low until all chocolate has completely melted. Pour into a container and place into the freezer for 20 minutes until it firms up. After 20 minutes, remove from the freezer and beat with an electric whisk for 30 seconds to 1 minute on high. 
  • To assemble, place the brownies upside down and top with a little chocolate frosting and a spoon of raspberry jam. 
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 








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These Black Bean Protein Brownies are the ultimate guilt-free treat. Made with nutrient-dense black beans, cocoa powder, and natural sweeteners, they offer a healthier alternative to traditional brownies. The addition of protein from the black beans not only enhances the nutritional value but also provides a satisfying and filling snack. Enjoy the rich, fudgy texture and intense chocolate flavor without compromising your health goals.


Treat yourself to the delightful indulgence of Black Bean Protein Brownies. With their rich chocolate flavor and fudgy texture, these brownies are a healthier alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth. Packed with protein and made with wholesome ingredients, they offer a guilt-free option for enjoying a classic dessert. Whip up a batch of these delicious Black Bean Protein Brownies and savor the perfect balance of flavor and nutrition.

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Chef Julian, a celebrated chef from the Northeast, is renowned for his healthy recipes, including creative smoothies and low-calorie versions of popular dishes. He trained at the Culinary Institute of Vermont and enjoys taking his family on ski trips during the winter months.