Chocolate Coconut Brownies

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Chocolate Coconut Brownies
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 20-22 bites
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These decadent brownies have a secret ingredient that make them moist, rich and allow for a dense chocolate bite ... black beans! I say secret ingredient because you truly cannot taste beans whatsoever and only the chocolaty goodness! Oh and guess what, they are healthy, packed with fibre and satisfy that sweet tooth!
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 9.5 fluid oz canned black beans
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cashew/almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (I use E.D. Smith sugar free maple syrup)
  • 1.5 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 egg
  • Dry Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup unsweetened, medium shredded coconut
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Stevia (don't add if using regular maple syrup)
  • 1.5 tbsp (12 gram) oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground coffee beans/espresso grind
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips (I use no Krisda no sugar added chocolate chips)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly oil mini cupcake pan.
  3. Blend black beans, milk and vanilla in a blender until smooth and creamy and then transfer to a medium bowl.
  4. Whisk maple syrup, applesauce and egg into black bean mixture, set aside.
  5. Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl, except chocolate chips.
  6. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients while mixing well with a spatula.
  7. Mix thoroughly.
  8. Fold in chocolate chips into your batter.
  9. Scoop heaping tbsp sizes into mini cupcake pan.
  10. Bake for 18-20 minutes, allow to cool completely before removing from pan.
  11. Enjoy those decadent, guilt free bites!
Don't waste money on oat flour, it is very simple to make your own. Add any type of oats to your blender and pulse for 30-60 seconds and just like that you have flour!
I have also tried this recipe with buckwheat flour and they were delicious!
You can find Krisda chocolate chips at Superstore or Sobey's.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 brownie Calories: 32 Fat: 1.4g Saturated fat: 0.8g Unsaturated fat: 0 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 4.9g Sugar: 0.8g Sodium: 81.1mg Fiber: 1.9g Protein: 1.5g Cholesterol: 8.5mg



  1. What can I say…These were beyond delectable! When I was told that these bad boys were made out of black beans Ican only imagine the look on my face. Though even knowing that secret ingredient they looked and tasted just as sinful as a regular brownie…but guilt free!
    Me, my husband (who doesn’t usually like any type of sweets) and my little guy LOVED every delectable morsel.
    Can’t wait to make more of these amazing bite sized blissful brownies!

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