NL Healthy Brownies

Calling all chocolate lovers with a health-conscious twist! Nourishing Lab’s Black Bean Brownies offer a delicious and satisfying alternative to traditional brownies. Packed with fiber and protein, these brownies are a fun and nutritious way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

What Makes Them Special:

  • Hidden Veggie Power: Don’t be fooled! These brownies are secretly packed with black beans, a great source of fiber and plant-based protein.
  • Naturally Sweetened: Maple syrup and date paste provide sweetness without refined sugar.
  • Delicious Extras: Almond butter adds a touch of richness, while applesauce keeps them moist.
  • Classic Comforts: Vanilla extract, chocolate chips, and a sprinkle of walnuts complete the decadent brownie experience.

Get ready to surprise your taste buds and nourish your body with these delightful Black Bean Brownies!




  • 1 15 oz. can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 5 Tbsp. Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. Date Paste
  • 2 Tbsp. Almond Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Applesauce
  • 3/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 6 Tbsp. Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • dash of Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Crushed Walnuts


  • Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the beans, cacao, date paste and almond butter in a high speed blender until smooth. Pour into a bowl and mix in the maple syrup, applesauce, salt, baking soda and vanilla.

  • Step 2

    Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl and whisk into the bean mixture until smooth. Fold in half of the chocolate chips.

  • Step 3

    Line a 8”x8” square baking pan with parchment and pour in the batter. Top the batter with remaining chocolate chips and the walnuts. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the brownies have firmed up. Allow to completely cool before slicing.

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