Black Bean Avocado Chocolate Chip Brownies


You asked for it and you got it!

Well, you didn’t ask for it, but I’m still going to give it to you anyway.

The Chocolate Avocado is finally posting a Chocolate Avocado recipe!

It only took me 30+ posts, but whatever. Let’s just agree to forget that. Capiche? I don’t quite feel like it’s appropriate to say capiche in this situation. Or any situation where there aren’t gangsters in pin-striped suits with tommy guns present but I’m going to do it anyway. Capiche?

Let’s talk (briefly, since my repertoire is very small in this area) about gluten/butter free desserts. They always look very pretty and the initial taste is “oh, wow this is amazing and tastes exactly like a brownie!” But then your butter taste buds kick in (yes, these exist. It’s science) and you realize what you’re eating is healthy and not really a brownie.

However, I don’t know if it’s because my taste buds become accustomed to the taste or something happens in the dessert but this slightly strange aftertaste always seems to go away after a day or two.

I definitely recommend you try these out, even if you are like me and firmly believe all desserts should be full of chocolatey/buttery goodness. They’ll surprise you with how good they are (especially if you wait a little while) and since they’re healthy you don’t need to feel guilty about eating them!


1 – 15 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1/2 of a large extra ripe avocado
1 teaspoon olive or canola oil
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (use very good quality powder)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips of choice, plus more for topping


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8×8 inch baking pan.

Place all ingredients besides chocolate chips into blender or food processor. Process or puree until ingredients form a smooth batter. If the batter is WAY too thick and won’t process then add in a teaspoon or two of water. This batter needs to be very thick in order to produce fudgy brownies. Add in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and fold into batter.
Pour batter into prepared pan, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of remaining chocolate chips. You can also fold in nuts or swirl in peanut butter. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out somewhat clean and top of the brownies begin to crack.
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Cool pan completely on wire rack then cut into 12 delicious squares.

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