Slow Carb Fudge Brownies!



I know these pictures are horrible…but I was using my old iPhone in low light at the time so just…excuse the quality (I tried). STILL. Here I am. Writing this post, because I really…really want to share it with you guys. Because these aren’t just any kind of brownies:

They are slow carb, fudge brownies made of beans.

Black. Beans.

Now, I wish that I could be more helpful in terms of the actual recipe (maybe my trusty partner-in-crime, Karen, will be able to tell you the measurements if you ask nicely). But here is the original recipe*:


  • 1 Can of Black Beans (Drained & Rinsed)
  • 1/4 cup Truvia Sweetener — we used Stevia*
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract (check that NO corn syrup is listed in ingredients)
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder — we used SureBuy alkalized, unsweetened organic cocoa powder mixed with chocolate protein powder 🙂
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut or Olive Oil (coconut is preferable)
  • 1 tsp. Instant Coffee *Optional — we didn’t use this
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Nectar *Optional — didn’t use this either
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Cocoa Nibs *Optional — or this


  1. Preheat Oven at 350
  2. Blend all ingredients together in a blender
  3. Pour batter into a small, square brownie pan
  4. Cook for 30 minutes or until the edges of the batter start to pull away from the pan.






And once again, black bean brownies!!!:



*Care of Brenda Leigh Turner of
*I think we may have used a little Agave Syrup as well. 🙂

7 thoughts on “Slow Carb Fudge Brownies!

  1. Pingback: Black Bean Brownie Bandwagon « Kitchenette Finds

    • Hi Michelle 🙂 We used 3 sachets but if you like your brownies sweet I would suggest a little more (5 maybe). We like ours semi-sweet/more dark-chocolatey. So this was perfect.

  2. Made these but they werent fudgey at all, more like really dry dense cake if that makes any sense, your picture actually looks somewhat gooey…what can u suggest?

    • hey, liz! i’m sorry to hear that. however, if you followed the recipe the way we did, it shouldn’t have been dry at all. in fact, when we did it, we struggled to get it dry enough to even cut! it was super gooey. did you use the entire list of ingredients? we didn’t use some of them (the original recipe is by Brenda Leigh Turner on LeanSecrets) and ours came out gooey but maybe if you did, there might have been a mixup somewhere there?

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