Sunday, December 29, 2013

Banana Black Bean Brownies

Typically when you hear the word "brownies", you don't immediately think of the word "healthy". However, I have recently found a way to make gluten free, vegan, oil free, and yes, HEALTHY brownies! These brownies were delicious, rich, and gooey, and they made my kitchen smell like heaven! Plus, they were super easy to make.

3 very ripe bananas (mostly brown, the more ripe the better)
2 cups of cooked black beans
1/3 cup agave nectar
1 cup brown rice flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
2 TBSP ground flax seeds
1 TBSP baking powder

Set the oven to 375 degrees. Mash together bananas and black beans, then add in agave. I just let my kitchen aid mixer do the work for me, but you can also use a fork to mash them together or a hand held blender. In a separate bowl mix together all dry ingredients, then add to banana mixture and stir until everything is combined. Line a small square 8x8 inch baking pan with foil, then spread in brownie batter. Bake for 35 minutes, and then let cool for another 30. Grab the edges of the foil to easily remove the brownies from the pan, then cut, serve and enjoy!

This recipe makes 9 brownies.


  1. Yum, bananas in brownies sounds fantastic! I love making healthy versions of treats.

  2. They were good, very gooey which is how I like them! If you prefer a more cake-like brownie I would suggest adding another half cup of flour.

  3. Just found your blog! These brownies look delicious. I'm also a vegan runner and I love Scott's book Eat & Run. I'm excited to check out your recipes!

  4. Glad you stopped by! Hope you enjoy the brownies as much as I did... need to make a second batch! lol