These healthy brownie bites were created for a campaign with Blendtec for their Designer 725 Model. See full product details and review along with additional recipes here.


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Fudge-y Black Bean Blender Brownies

Yield: 2 dozen brownie bites

These brownie bites have a healthy secret ingredient, are vegan, and free of refined sugar.


1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond butter
1 3/4 cups cooked black beans (or 1 can, drained and rinsed)
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons arrowroot starch
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 24-cup mini muffin tin with paper liners.

Add maple syrup through salt to Blendtec container, in order listed. Run the dips/dressing cycle 2-3 times, until mixture is smooth. Add arrowroot starch and run the dips/dressing cycle once more to incorporate.

Scrape the mixture into a bowl and stir in chocolate chips with a spatula.

Scoop the mixture into the lined muffin cups. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with just a few moist crumbs.

Cool completely before serving. Store leftovers refrigerated in an air-tight container.

Cara Lyons, Adapted from A Couple Cooks - Black Bean Cookies.