Brownies are definitely my favourite sweet treat - but I like them even more when I know they are nutritious too! By adding black beans to the brownies you are adding iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, and copper to name a few. It’s not often you will come across with a brownie with as an impressive nutritional profile!
You will need to plan ahead with this recipe as the black beans need to be soaked over night (up to 24hrs!!)
Alternatively you can use tinned black beans.
  • 300g black beans (rinsed and patted dry)
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao (another nutrient hit)
  • 3/4 oat flour (made by putting regular oats in food processor until you get a fine consistency
  • 8 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 200g of dark chocolate chopped 
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Once smooth stir in the dark chocolate chunks.
  • Spoon mixture onto a prepared baking tin.
  • Bake for around 15minutes.
  • Leave to cool before cutting.
  • Store in an airtight container (if they make it to the container).