Desserts, Treats

(Is that really a) Black Bean Brownie?

Chocolate Cupcake

4 cups cooked or canned no-salt-added or low-sodium black beans, drained & mashed
1/2 cup hemp seeds
4 oz walnuts
1/2 cup natural, non-alkalized cocoa powder
17 or 1 1/2 cups or 12 oz pitted medjool dates soaked (keep water)
2 TBS date water
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup ground oats
1 tablespoon ground chia seed

2 tablespoons almond butter

Optional Topping:

1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup water
4 tablespoons natural, non-alkalized unsweetened cocoa powder
5 medjool dates

Non-Bake Method:

Roll into 1″ balls and serve. 

Optional coating: crushed almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, unsweetened cocoa powder or dip into Chocolate Sauce

Or Bake in Oven:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine the black beans, dates & almond butter in a food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Spread into a parchment paper lined baking pan.

Bake for 45 minutes. Cool completely and apply topping if desired. Cut into small squares.

Store in a covered container in the refrigerator up to one week.

Blend topping ingredients in a high powered blender.

Check out my BeGreenWithAmy YouTube Channel for lots of whole food, plant based hacks, recipes and more.


If you would like help to learn ways to navigate this lifestyle, please contact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.

Amy holds a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell

Be Strong, Be Well and Be Green!

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