Vegan Black Bean Avocado Brownies

These were literally thrown together and I even had run out of baking powder (did not know that could happen) so I improvised. These still turned out amazing and just as good as when I have made them in the past. Adapted from @ambitiouskitchen


  • Black Beans
  • Avocado
  • Ground Flaxseed (for flax eggs*)
  • Coconut Oil
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Espresso or Instant Coffee
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate Chips

    *To make a flax egg, mix together 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 Tbsp warm water, and let stand until it thickens (~15 mins is ideal)


  1. Into a food processor, add 1c black beans (rinsed and drained), 1 small avocado, 2-3 flax eggs, 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 Tbsp espresso or coffee (cooled), 1/2 c brown sugar, 1/2 c cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  2. Puree
  3. Fold in chocolate chips
  4. Pour into an oiled baking pan (I lightly coat with olive or avocado oil)
  5. Top with chopped walnuts or more chocolate chips
  6. Bake at 350ºF for 22-28 minutes


These turned out super moist which I love but if you like a firmer cakey brownie, definitely add an extra flax egg, it likely will not make it too cakey.

Baking POwder substitute (1 TSP equivalent):
1/4 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp vinegar (i used acv)

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Published by M

Physician. Yogi. Lover of all animals, especially my dog.

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