Black Bean Brownies

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I wore my hair in a ponytail yesterday.

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I have not done that since the 5th grade when my boyfriend broke up with me because he said my hair did not look good in a pony & I dressed like I was in the 50’s. I do not blame him for this. It was the most honest thing anyone has ever said to me.

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I also don’t wear ponies because have y’all SEEN this nose of mine?! It needs to be under a dark veil of mop-like hair at all times.

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I was in a photo shoot yesterday (I am a model, autograph signings TBA) and they ponied my hair. I found itย freeing, really. By nature, I am a nervous hair player.ย By nervous, I mean that I touch & twirl my hair around my fingers literally all the livelong day. Like, if there is a split end, I will find & destroy him. You could say it is my nervous tick. That, and the word vomiting I still haven’t gotten under control. I’m a work in progress.

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The point of the above in its entirety was to reveal that I had pictures of myself taken yesterday without sounding too conceited yet I thinkย failure has found me.




Time: 1 hour (prep + baking) | Serves: 1 dozen


  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of baking cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of coffee grounds
  • Pinch of salt

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a food processor, process black beans until formed into a paste
  • Mix black beans with eggs + oil + vanilla
  • In another bowl, combine cocoa powder + sugar + baking powder + coffee grounds + salt
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl + combine well
  • Add in chocolate chips
  • Grease a brownie pan with cooking spray
  • Pour brownie batter in pan
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the pan
  • Serve warm with a glass of milk
  • Go ahead + unbutton pants so more beanies can fit inside your belly


Used ideas from several places for these bad boys, but this one specifically!


17 thoughts on “Black Bean Brownies

  1. auntiedoni says:

    Ponytails, ah, in fact my hair is in one now, as it always is … wait til you hit menopause and you can not tolerate hair on your neck `cuz it makes you even hotter ๐Ÿ˜‰ oh and those brownies look dang good!


  2. Eva says:

    I was given the recipe to black bean brownies almost a year ago and I still haven’t tried it. Kind of forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me to put it back on my list!


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