This recipe provided by Kellogg’s Healthy Beginnings

Black Bean Brownies with Peanut Butter

Don’t tell—no one will ever guess what your secret ingredient is in these tasty brownies!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Snacks & Desserts
Servings: 16 2 inch brownies


  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 can 15 oz. black beans, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked, cooled black beans
  • 1 cup frosted wheat cereal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Powdered sugar optional


  • In food processor bowl or blender container combine eggs, peanut butter and vanilla. Cover and process until combined.
  • Add beans, cereal and baking powder. Process for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Add brown sugar and cocoa powder. Press until combined.
  • Spread in 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350°F for 23 to 28 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Cut into 2-inch squares to serve. Sprinkle with powdered sugar (if desired).


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