Fudgy Black Bean & Avocado Brownies

There's nothing more frustrating for me than when I'm looking for recipes and they all have insanely random ingredients I would never buy or use. I'm actually lucky I even had sugar in my kitchen to use for this - it's something I specifically went out to buy for baking and I only got it because it was on sale for dirt cheap. I don't feel like spending $30 on almond flour, cacao powder (the fancy stuff, not to be confused with regular cocoa powder), and extra virgin holy Mary Mother of God coconut oil. This is more so regarding healthier recipes I see on insta and Pinterest. I'm sure they're great, but I'm also balling on a budget! Beans are cheap as hell, and almost everyone has an avocado and nut butter laying around. The best part about this recipe is that you can literally put it in your blender and be done. Win win for peeps out there who want to be healthy but are also lazy. (Me)!!!

Some health benefits to this recipe include tons of fiber from the black beans and avocado, healthy fats from the avocado and peanut butter, and protein from the beans and collagen. I won't list all the micronutrients because I'm sure you have better things to do with your time than read that but just know - it's good for you. They'll fill you up while also satisfying that sweet tooth. I can't tell you the number of times I've eaten 4 cookies or brownies in one sitting because they didn't do shit to make me full. Okay so enough of that and here's the recipe. Get after it.


1 - 15 oz can black beans, rinsed

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 scoops Vital Proteins collagen peptides

1/3 cup coconut sugar

1/4-1/3 avocado (used this instead of 1/4 cup coconut oil)

1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

Natural creamy peanut butter (as much as you’d like)

Dark chocolate chunks


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

2. Lightly oil an 8 in. x 8 in. baking pan

3. Place all ingredients besides the peanut butter and chocolate chunks into a food processor or blender (I used a Vitamix)

4. Spread batter into pan and drizzle peanut butter on top

5. Swirl the peanut butter into the batter with a knife to make it aesthetically pleasing af

6. Sprinkle (load up) with chocolate chips/chunks of your choice - I used dark chocolate

7. Bake for 22-24 minutes

8. Let brownies cool on counter and then place in fridge or freezer (They’ll be very gooey, like fall apart in your hands gooey, so if you don't like that kind of texture [aka you're crazy] I'd suggest the freezer to make them more firm