Black Bean Brownies

This is a recipe that I have wanted to create for a while now. Brownies HAVE to be the nations absolute favourite tray bake, right?! I don’t know about you, but those gooey squares of deliciousness can brighten even the most dull and dampest of days (how timely and ironic – it’s currently August in London and it feels like November….). However, as I get older and educate myself more on the food that I am consuming and how that is affecting my body, I am conscious of putting those little manufactured squares of goodness into my mouth. That is why I have created this brand new recipe which is full of fibre, natural whole food ingredients and some antioxidant goodness! I hope you enjoy it.


  • a 22 x 28inch baking tin (and greaseproof paper to line)
  • 1 tin of black beans (rinsed, should be approx. 400g)
  • 55g melted coconut oil
  • 100g cacao powder (cocoa powder also works)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 120g pitted prunes (I used dried prunes)
  • 80g coconut palm sugar


  1. pre-heat the oven to 180’c (fan)
  2. mix all of the ingredients together in a food processor/strong mixer until a sticky smooth batter is formed and all ingredients are combined
  3. scoop the mixture into a greased and lined baking tin
  4. bake the mixture in the oven for 20 minutes (or until a knife comes out clean)
  5. leave to cool for at least 30 minutes
  6. slice into 12 square pieces
  7. enjoy!


I’d love it if you could share your delicious creations with me on my social media! Tag me @cleaneatscharlotte and use the hashtag #CECbakes! I cannot wait to see your re-creations.

Love from,

Charlotte x


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