Black Bean Brownies with Chocolate Icing

Packed full of fibre, plant-based protein, and omega-3s, this is one healthy chocolate brownie recipe that even the most experienced brownie lover will want to convert to. And with no flour, eggs, or processed sugar in sight, they're the perfect treat for anyone following a vegan, gluten-free, or sugar-free diet.




  • 2 tablespoons Ground Flaxseed
  • 8 tablespoons filtered water
  • 1½ cups Black Beans (this is slightly less than 2 cans), rinsed & drained
  • ⅓ cup Maple Syrup
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ¾ cup Cacao Powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary plus extra to garnish




  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C and line a 9×5-inch loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. First make your flaxseed egg by combining the ground flaxseed and water in a small bowl. Set aside to thicken while you start preparing the rest of the brownie ingredients.
  3. In a food processor or blender, combine the remaining brownie ingredients and process until smooth. Add the flaxseed egg last.
  4. Transfer the brownie mixture to your prepared tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The brownie will still be a bit gooey which is okay, you just don’t want it to burn!
  5. Once done, remove the brownie from the tin and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Drizzle over with the melted chocolate and sprinkle over sea salt flakes and rosemary. Any brownies leftover should be kept in the fridge.

* Or any alternative Chocolate by Loving Earth Australia.

Ceres Organics

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Ceres Organics is the leading distributor of Certified Organic foods, health, beauty and household items in the Australasian region. Committed to biodynamic principles, fair trade, and organic non-GMO ingredients, they supply hundreds of quality products to food manufacturers and to consumers through supermarkets, health food stores and specialty online retailers.

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