Recipe from Summer 2020/21 issue of True Natural Health

Recipe by Melissa of Functional Health Canberra

This Black Bean Brownie recipe is super easy to make and great for summer entertaining. With the added benefits of being a great source of iron, fibre and folate, the brownies not only taste great they are packed full of nutrition.



400 gm canned black beans, rinsed well
3 eggs
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1/3 cup rapadura sugar
1 cup dates, pitted
3 Tbsp coconut oil
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract  



Preheat oven to 160ºC. Place all ingredients in high-speed blender and process until smooth. Pour into lined baking dish (20 x 20 cm) and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until it passes the skewer test.
Serve with berries and coconut yoghurt.