Liver Friendly Recipe: Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

Preparation and cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups black beans (one 15 oz. can) drained and rinsed very well
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips

Black bean brownies piled up

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor and blend until completely smooth.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips, and then pour into a greased 8×8 pan. Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top.
  • Cook the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut.

Approximate Nutrition Details per 1 slice (makes 9-12 brownies)

  • Calories 115
  • Fat 5.5g
  • Carbohydrates 15 g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 2.5g

 

13 thoughts on “Liver Friendly Recipe: Black Bean Brownies

    1. Hi Deborah, thanks for your interest in this recipe!

      If possible, you can hit CTRL + P to print the recipe. If for whatever reason this does not work for you, please email Michael at msangiuliano@liver.ca

    1. Hi Janet,

      Thank you for reaching out to us with your great question. Our go-to recommendation for a health & diet guide would be the book “Healing Fatty Liver Disease” by Dr. Matitrei Raman. This is a great resource suitable for those with or without fatty liver disease, as it includes over 100 liver-healthy recipes and will provide you with tips on how to maintain a proper diet. If you have any further questions, please contact us our National Support Line toll-free at 1 (800) 563-5483 Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM EST or anytime at clf@liver.ca

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  1. I found out I have a fatty liver today. You’re website has been a comforting source of information, thank you. The recipes your organization posted for the public are a valuable gift since what I had been finding were just simple lists of basic foods to eat and that didn’t help in my boring food panic attack. Much appreciated ❤️

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      We’re so happy to hear that! If you have any further questions trying to understand your diagnosis of fatty liver disease, please our National Support Line toll-free at 1 (800) 563-5483 Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM EST or anytime at clf@liver.ca. You can also take a look at some practical tips and information for combating fatty liver disease on http://www.liver.ca/CheckYourEngine.

  2. Hello! I do not have a food processor, but I want to make this recipe so bad! Will it work if I mash beans by hand, use a sieve etc? Thanks

    1. Thanks for your question Julia, we have not tried doing it that way, however give it a try and let us know. I hope it works out.

  3. Came across this recipe in Pinterest and been in love with your blog ever since.. I tried it today with whatever I could get a hold of and it was super yummy!!! Thank you

    1. Hi Wendy,
      Over the last few years, there has been a good amount of research that demonstrated a beneficial effect of a Mediterranean diet in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The Mediterranean diet, which typically encompasses low intake of saturated fats and animal proteins, high antioxidants and fibers, and with an adequate omega-3 to omega-6 fatty balance, represents a healthy dietary pattern, which has been shown to decrease cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Although the results from the available studies are encouraging and particularly attractive for its potential to improve liver status, there is still a need for more research trials with larger sample sizes, along with a better evaluation system to assess obedience to the specific Mediterranean diet, before including it as a therapeutic dietary pattern in NAFLD. It is very important to note that lifestyle interventions based on exercise and a balanced diet, are considered the foundation of NAFLD management. Please feel free to connect with us if you require more information. Check our our support programs here: https://www.liver.ca/support-programs-and-services/

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