choc bean brownies naturopath mt martha

Feeling a little naughty. Well here is a healthy version of a chocolate brownie. So you can be healthy and naughty at the same time. Give it a try.

Makes 16


  • 150g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 80ml macadamia oil
  • 400g tin adzuki beans, drained and rinsed or 240g dry weight of adzuki beans, red kidney beans or black beans, soaked and cooked
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 110g coconut or rapadura sugar
  • 35g almond or hazelnut meal (you can grind your own)


  1. Preheat oven to 160 deg C. Lightly grease a 20cm square cake tin and line base with baking paper.
  2. Put 75g chocolate and macadamia oil in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool.
  3. Process adzuki beans in food processor until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and process until well combined. Transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Stir chocolate mixture into the bean mixture, then sift over cacao and stir until well combined. Stir in sugar, nut meal and remaining chopped chocolate.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared tin. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until just firm when lightly pressed. Set aside to cool in the tin before cutting into squares.

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