Beans Brownies

I had serious doubts the first time I made beans brownies. When I was setting out the ingredients, I had doubts. When I was mixing, I had doubts. When I poured the mixture into the cake pan, I had doubts. When I took the pan out of the oven, I had doubts. When I took a bite, I still had soooome doubts, but I knew it was a recipe I could work on. I love moi-moi, and tried to make this recipe with raw beans-epic fail!

Beans Brownies

Beans Brownies

So, take 2, this recipe. All my doubts were still with me, then I took a bite. I finished the first brownie, then the second, then the third. Wow! I’m amazed at what we can do when we really set our minds to it.

I’ve seen a recipe like this on a blog I follow, but that had chocolate chips, and some other things. So, if you have chocolate chips, you can put some in, but I love this as is. The coffee really brings out the chocolatey flavour.

The best part is nobody but you will ever know it’s beans!

I’m still in my kitchen, looking at the remaining brownies, and telling myself “just eat one more”.


  • 2 cups of cooked beans
  • 1/2 cup of raw honey
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground coffee
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Ingredients for Beans Brownies

Ingredients for Beans Brownies


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Blend everything in a food processor or blender till smooth. Pour into prepared cupcake pan.
  3. Bake for 18 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!


Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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venuss - November 20, 2015

This is the height of it all, lol!haahaa deema! Hmm. Am having doubts too. When I cook strange/funny foods , my hubby and brother are the ginuea pig o!

    Chidinma - November 20, 2015

    Venuss, LWKMD. Just close your eyes and make it. This morning, when my hubs saw the beans in the food processor, he looked at me like I had finally gone mad. When I brought one brownie to him, he loved it, then I told him what it was and he burst out laughing.

    Truly, no one will know it’s beans if you don’t tell them.

Adanna Gwacham - November 20, 2015

Hmmmmmmm, speechless.

iyatt - November 21, 2015

dreaaaams!!!beans brownies…i shall try it first thing on saturday morning:-)

AlwysT - November 21, 2015

@Deemababy, I love this adventure. I suppose try an o. Thanks for being our guinea pig.

Jane - December 7, 2015

Wow! am so going to try dis. I love experimenting with food. I am Jst wondering if d brownie wud b sweet considering d fact dat u used Jst honey and there is cocoa and coffee in d recipe .Thk u Deema

    Chidinma - December 7, 2015

    Hi Jane. I put a little coffee to enhance the cocoa flavour. It’s sweet enough, but if you are doubtful, mix all the ingredients except the eggs, then taste the batter. If it’s not as sweet as you would like, add a little more honey, before adding the eggs in.

    Let ne know how it goes

sade - January 28, 2016

If you say it will be nice,I am willing to try it,and hubby and my boys are my guinea pigs also.

    Chidinma - January 28, 2016

    Scout’s honour- they are very nice. Just add more/less honey to your taste. Let me know how you like them.


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