RECIPE // vegan bean brownies

Hello everybody! Yesterday night I was in the mood for something sweet, but I also had some kidney beans that were going bad very soon. I chose to combine those two and made kidney bean brownies.

  • 150 grams kidney beans or black beans
  • 50 grams of vegan butter
  • 2 dl of oat milk
  • 3-4 dl of flour
  • 2 tbsps of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 dL of preferred dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter
  • ½ a dl of cocoa powder
  • (optional) 2 tbsp of chia seeds


Preheat the own 180 degrees Celsius. Process the beans for 2-3 minutes in a food processor until a smooth paste forms. Melt the butter in a pan and mix it in a bowl with the sugar and cocoa powder. Mix the other dry ingredients together in a second bowl. Mix the butter/bean mixture with the oat milk, whisk until well-combined. Add the dry ingredients little by little. The batter should resemble a thick pancake batter, add more flour or oat milk until the desired consistency is reached. In a small container mix the peanut butter with a bit of water until it is well-combined and can be folded into the batter. Chop the chocolate finely and add it at the end. Pour the batter into a well-greased form and bake for roughly 12-15 minutes or it the middle is firm and not runny. Let it cool for 20 minutes before cutting.


I actually made these brownies once before that they did not turn out as great as these ones, probably because there was no sugar in them. Lesson learned everything can taste good if you add sugar and butter.


Watch me make the brownies in this video


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  1. Hello,
    Could you advise me of the “dl” measuremet as I haven’t come across it before please?
    Thank you

    1. Ah it means deciliters, it’s a measurement from the metric system 🙂

      1. Thanks, I should have been more specific (or I am being stupid) – how does one tenth of a litre translate to non-liquids such as flour flour or dark chocolate?

        1. If you have a measuring cup it will usually have marks on it, that’s very useful 🙂

    2. Hello Magda,
      dl stands for deciliter which is a tenth of a liter. De metric system uses steps of ten to go from and to different measures. The prefixes are consistent between meter, liter and gram.
      deci (d) is a tenth
      centi (c) is a hundredth
      mili (m) is a thousandth
      this goes one for a while for a while but those are the most common. You can also use prefixes for bigger measures like so
      deca is times ten
      hecto is times a hundred
      kilo is times a thousand ( as in kilogram, a gram is a thousandth of a kilogram)
      this also goes one, but those aren’t really used in baking or other common measurements. I only learnt about them in secondary school and they are mostly used in sciences. Hope this helps.

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