Black beans are high in magnesium and one of the best ways to take advantage of this is to turn them into a homemade cookie dough or a brownie batter. This recipe is very low in sugar and the beans are high in fiber, so it makes for a pretty perfect afternoon snack. Heads up: You’ll need a food processor for this one!

Black Bean Brownie Batter [Vegan]

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  • One (15- ounce) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cacao powder
  • 1 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large dates or 1/4 tablespoon date syrup (no sugar added)
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Add black beans, cacao powder, cashew butter, and vanilla to a food processor and blend until creamy and all ingredients are fully dispersed.
  2. Remove batter from food processor using a spatula and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Fold in chocolate chips, sea salt, and walnuts. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. Remove dough from fridge and you can either transfer to a glass dish to store in the fridge or roll into bite- sized cookie dough bites.

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 1546 | Carbs: 145 g | Fat: 106 g | Protein: 33 g | Sodium: 1236 mg | Sugar: 58 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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