What I Made This Week: Dark Chocolate Raspberry Black Bean Brownies

by Mary on June 18, 2014

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Black Bean Brownies

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Black Bean Brownies

Busy around here, but I thought I’d pop in to share my favorite dish of the week:  Dark Chocolate Raspberry Black Bean Brownies from Hummusapien. I wanted to brighten up finals week a bit for my college student sons and I knew that a little chocolatey raspberry goodness would not go amiss.

These brownies didn’t spend long on my ‘to make’ list because I was excited when I saw them on Alexis’ excellent whole foods blog. Though black bean brownies are kind of a food blogger staple, I hadn’t yet made any. And dark chocolate raspberry? My kind of flavor. These are gluten and dairy free, held together with eggs and a little almond meal and sweetened with maple syrup. They did not disappoint. I ate several of them still warm and gooey right out of the pan.

The only small changes I made were to use my Vitamix instead of a food processor and to not bother chopping the chocolate bar or stirring in the chocolate chips (I figured the Vitamix could handle it, and it could). I left the raspberries whole and enjoyed the chunks of whole raspberry in the brownies. I used a tablespoon of Kahlua instead of the brewed coffee Alexis’ recipe called for. And despite living so near the Theo Chocolate factory, for this time I used an Endangered Species Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bar instead of a bar from Theo. They took 45 minutes in my oven (with a drafty door) instead of Alexis’ 35. You can find her original recipe here. Enjoy!

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Alexis June 18, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Awww I’m so glad you liked them! Thanks so much for the review 🙂


Mary June 23, 2014 at 6:49 pm

I did! Congrats on the big garden dinner!


Katherine June 23, 2014 at 6:05 pm

I’ve been wanting to make black bean brownies for over a year now, and I’ve never gotten around to it! Dark chocolate and raspberry is an amazing combo, so I can’t imagine how good these would be!
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Mary June 23, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Hi Katherine! Yup these are good! Thanks so much for stopping by the old blog and saying hi!


George A. July 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Does anyone have a good recipe for an orange flavored black bean brownie but without nuts? My wife has a nut allergy.

Thanks in advance.
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Brittany July 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm

OH MY GOSH! I am salivating.
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