How to Cook a Vegan Brownie With... Beans

by Natalya Zhigileva


  • 2 Cups Beans (black/red/azumi/mash)
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • ½ Cups Oatmeals
  • ½ Cups Agava syrup (or carob molasses)
  • 4 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 50 Grams Vegetable oil (coconut would be perfect)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoons Nutmeg (optional)
  • ½ Teaspoons Ginger powder (optional)
  • 3 Tablespoons Crushed black unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 Tablespoons Non-bleached sesame seeds
  • ½ Teaspoons Baking soda
  • ⅔ Teaspoons Fresh lemon juice (or any vinegar)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First cook your beans - in my case i've mixed residues of azumi, black and mung beans

    Step 2

    Put the cooked beans to blender...

    Step 3

    And blend them well. Afterwards you can add to the blender All other ingredients but my blender cup is too small for all of them so i just mixed them in a bowl

    Step 4

    Add a cup of flour. I used russian wheat flour, organically grown, non-GMO, non-refined

    Step 5

    So these brown particles are the wheat brans

    Step 6

    My cup is not so full, because I added the oat flakes to the original recipe

    Step 7

    Here they are, organic oat flakes

    Step 8

    Ah! I forgot cocoa! So first I've added 4 tbs of unsweetened cocoa powder (or grinded cocoa beans) and after - flour and oat flakes, but I'm not sure if the sequence makes a difference

    Step 9

    And then u shall ad half cup agava syrup

    Step 10

    Or you can mix agave syrup with carob molasses and together they shall make a half cup. Or use just molasses (or even sugar if your doctor still allows you;))

    Step 11

    And now add other optional powders: sesame, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg.

    Step 12

    And have a half teaspoon of soda

    Step 13

    And sprinkle a lemon juice over soda so it bubbles like that, then it all bubbled through, add it to the dough and mix thoroughly

    Step 14

    This is the final dough texture

    Step 15

    Crush the unsweetened dark choco into 5 mm pcs and insert them into the top of your dough ready to cook

    Step 16

    Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, cook 40 min but check sometimes with a toothpick. When you see just a little dough stick to the toothpick, turn down to 150°C, cook about 15 min more and close...

    Step 17

    Take the cake out of oven and let it cool... We could not wait and started it when hot;)

    Step 18

    That's the final warm cut texture (my dark choco pieces contained some pine nuts so you might see them in the cut)