Black Bean Brownie Bites


I was so excited after making my Chocolate Chunk Chickpea Blondies that I HAD to try something similar with black beans. I think we’ve all heard of people making these, but none of the recipes I saw truly spoke to me – so I created my own!

Let me tell you, these did not disappoint. They are SO easy to throw together – from start to finish you’ll have these ready and on the dessert table in under 30 minutes. They’ll definitely satisfy your sweet tooth and I love the mini-muffin bite-sized portions, just enough to get the chocolate flavor but not too much!

Here’s how you make them (24 mini-muffin bites):

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/375F
  2. Roughly chop a 150g bar of chocolate – keep a very small portion to sprinkle over the top when serving and throw the rest in a large mixing bowl
  3. Throw 1 can rinsed/drained black beans into a food processor along with 1 small ripe banana, 1/2 cup cashew butter, dash salt, 6 tbsp cacao powder, 4 tbsp maple syrup, 4 pitted dates
  4. Blend until you get the consistency of frosting and transfer to the chocolate mixing bowl
  5. Combine and transfer to the mini-muffin tin
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, 12 if you like your brownies gooey (like I do, and it’s fine because there are no eggs) or 15 minutes for a little more well done
  7. When serving, I like to sprinkle the leftover chopped chocolate on top – completely optional

I’m so excited for you to try these! They’d be great warmed up and served with ice cream (or nice cream – banana ice cream), raspberry sauce, or fresh whipped cream – so many options!


  • 150g chocolate bar – nothing over 70% or it’ll be too bitter
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • dash salt
  • 6 tbsp cacao powder (note cacao, not cocoa)
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 pitted dates

I love recipes that are easy AND delicious! Let me know how these turn out for you – I hope you enjoy them as much as I did and will continue to this week!



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kat Beard 😻 says:

    Hungry hungry Hoban! I was in the mood for a dessert this weekend and opened Facebook to find your recipe so we gave it a try! We didn’t have mini muffin tins just regular so it made half as many and we baked 7 mins longer and used a plantain instead of a banana cuz the bananas weren’t ripe. They came out pretty well! Like the texture! Nick keeps callin them muffins but he loves them nonetheless. Love the blog so far!! Miss you! See you in a few weeks! “Cheers”! ❤️🍾


  2. I am not sure how I missed this comment, so happy you guys are following the blog!! xoxo


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