Quay Co-Op

September 23, 2021.

Biona Organic Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Bean craving brownies? We’ve got you covered. These fudgy, rich, dark chocolate brownies are the perfect decadent treat with a healthy twist, so tasty you’ll forget they’re good for you.

All Biona Organic ingredients are available at all Quay Co-op shops in Ireland.


2 tins Biona Organic black beans, drained and thoroughly dried

170g Biona Organic Maple Agave Syrup

110g Biona Organic Coconut Oil Cuisine

100g Biona Organic Coconut Palm Sugar

4 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp salt

250g Biona Organic Apple Puree

200g dairy free chocolate chips or finely chopped dark chocolate


  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C (155°C fan-assisted) and grease an 20cm square pan.
  2. In a food processor or high-speed blender, add beans, coconut oil, coconut palm sugar, and maple agave syrup and blend.
  3. Add in the cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Blend again.
  4. Remove the centre of the food processor if using, and add the applesauce. Stir to combine.
  5. Fold in 3/4 of the chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the brownie mixture into the greased pan.
  7. Top with the rest of the chips.
  8. Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Let sit for 15 minutes before cutting.
  10. Cut into 16 brownies (or desired size).
  11. Serve and enjoy