Source: CanolaInfo Test Kitchen | Category: Baking, Snacks

Black Bean Brownies

A dessert you can feel great about, these brownies offer protein, fiber and a smooth texture thanks to black beans. Canola oil is a baking no-brainer with less saturated fat than other cooking oils, a light texture and neutral flavor.

Black Bean Brownies


  • canola oil cooking spray
  • 1 can (15.5 oz/460 mL) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup canola oil 60 mL
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips 150 mL, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup cocoa 75 mL
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar 175 mL
  • 1 tsp baking powder 4 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla 4 mL


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Spray 8 x 8 (20 x 20 cm) baking dish with canola oil cooking spray.
  • 2. In blender or food processor, place beans, canola oil and 1/3 cup (75 mL) chocolate chips and blend well.
  • 3. Add eggs, cocoa, brown sugar, baking powder and vanilla to mixture and blend until smooth.
  • 4. Transfer mixture to baking dish and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.
  • 5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Store in refrigerator.


12 squares

serving size

1 square

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat8 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Cholesterol31 mg
Carbohydrates26 g
Fiber3 g
Sugars19 g
Protein4 g
Sodium54 mg
Potassium182 mg