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Cacao and Black Bean Brownies

Makes 6 brownies


  • 1 x tin of drained black beans
  • 3 tbsp Nature’s Way Cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup of traditional oats
  • 2 tbsp Stevia
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 tbsp Baking powder
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup or honey (optional)
  • Dark choc chips


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. In a blender, combine 1x tin of drained black beans, 3tbsp Nature’s Way Cacao powder, 1/2 cup traditional oats, 2tbsp stevia, 2tbsp vanilla essence, 1/2tbsp baking powder, 3tbsp water and 3tbsp maple syrup or honey (optional).
  3. Once well mixed, if the mixture is too dry, add a little more water until it’s like a thick paste.
  4. Add a small handful of dark choc chips (I like the dark choc baking ones so they keep their shape), stir through using a spoon.
  5. Place the mixture into a lined, nonstick baking tray (you only need a small one, or use a large one if it’s all you have but put the mixture up one end only).
  6. Sprinkle a few more choc chips on top for presentation and cook in the oven for 15-17 minutes.
  7. If the brownies look a little soft, just put them in the fridge to set.

Recipe created by @whatadietitianactuallyeats.