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Peanut Butter Swirl Vegan Black Bean Brownies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
These fudgy vegan black bean brownies are rich, chocolatey, topped with a creamy peanut butter swirl, and taste like 100% pure brownie decadence (not beans!).
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 190 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1-15 oz. can black beans drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • cup granulated sugar, whatever kind you like, coconut, organic white sugar, I used turbinado
  • ¼ cup canola or coconut oil
  • ¼ cup unflavored soy or almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. creamy natural peanut butter, or more, if you like
  • ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly oil an 8 inch x 8 inch baking pan.
  2. Place beans, cocoa powder, sugar, oil, milk, vanilla, baking powder and salt into a food processor bowl and blend until completely smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
  3. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Distribute a few dollops of peanut butter on the top of batter and swirl with a knife or chopstick. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 22-24 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before cutting.
  6. Cut into 9 squares and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Swirl Vegan Black Bean Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.2g16%
Saturated Fat 2.2g11%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 324mg9%
Carbohydrates 22.6g8%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 10.6g12%
Protein 5.5g11%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.