Dreamy Black Bean Brownies

Jan 24th, 2022

A recipe for dessert you don't have to feel bad about! Black Bean Brownies are a delicious alternative to your traditional chocolate squares. This recipe is packed with protien and easy to make. It was created by 8 Track Foods who set out to design products to sustain our planet and feed our growing population. 


  • One 15 ounce can of 8 Track Foods Classic Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup oats or oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 dark chocolate bar, broken (save some to sprinkle on the top)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease clear 8X8 pan. 
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor (except the chocolate bar).
  3. Mix all ingredients until well blended. Be patient, it can take 10 minutes. While mixing, eat the other half of the chocolate bar (wink!)
  4. Fold in dark chocolate pieces and sprinkle a few on the top.
  5. Bake 14-16 minutes. Be careful not to over-bake. 
  6. Cool and enjoy! 

Food Science Tip: Make your own oat flour! Grind your oats in a coffee grinder or food processor before adding to the recipe to give brownies a smoother texture and to reduce mix time.