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Spicy Black and White Bean Brownies
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Spicy Black and White Bean Brownies

Craving something chocolate and decadent? These spicy black and white bean brownies are so delicious and full of healthy fiber for a guilt-free treat!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: bean brownies, black bean brownies, brownies
Servings: 16
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie


  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (divided)
  • 3/4 cup cooked orca (calypso) beans or black beans
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (extra-virgin)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8- x 8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place half of the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat until the chips have melted.
  • Using a food processor, blend the beans and oil together.
  • Add the eggs, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla, and melted chocolate chips to the food processor, then blend until the mixture is smooth.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, chili powder, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  • Pour the mixture from the food processor into the bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until well-combined.
  • Fold in the remaining chocolate chips, then pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Place in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes. Once the brownies start to pull away from the sides of the pan and are still shiny in the middle, they’re finished baking.
  • Let your brownies cool in the pan, then cut into 16 squares.


This recipe is for 16 servings. If you cut your dish into 16 squares, each serving will be 1 brownie.
Extras can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for about a day or in the refrigerator for up to a week.


Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Net carbs: 7g