Friday 16 January 2015


A few months ago Tomi( created a vegan challenge where people had to create a sweet and savoury dish with the secret ingredient 'Beans' (There is another vegan challenge starting in a few days visit for more deets). Anyhoo we decided to do the challenges ourselves and for me it was fun and exciting culinary journey. After lots of failed experiments, I tried this chocolate fudge brownies and it was delicious! I seriously could not believe it was so tasty and there was no hint of beans whatsoever.

I decided to test this recipe on an unsuspecting member of the public( Le Husband). After work on evening I told him I fancied desert after dinner and asked if he would be interested. Of course he said yes, so I went into the kitchen and secretly performed the beanie magic voila! Chocolate fudge brownies, crispy on top and gooey inside.  After devouring the 'creation' I asked him if any thing felt different  and he couldn't find anything other than the brownies tasting a bit gluten free....ha! 

I later revealed the secret ingredient leaving him feeling hoodwinked (insert smug feeling)!
This black bean Chocolate fudge brownies is a gluten free and healthier alternative to the usual chocolate brownies, It is especially great from women during PMS and pregnancy because it is  chock full of so many good-for- you nutrients  like...

Folate- Great for women's reproductive health
Fiber- Keeps you fuller for longer
Protein-Building blocks for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin
Copper- Balances cholesterol and an antioxidant
Manganese- Strong bones, smooth skin and controls blood sugar
IronSupply oxygen to blood, brain health and sustained energy

 Here is what you will need

  1.  1 can of 400g Black beans- washed and drained
  2.  1.5  teaspoon of baking powder
  3.  3-5 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder 
  4. Half a cup of Sugar  can be substituted with sweetener 
  5. 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
  6. 3 table spoons of Coconut oil 
  7. Pinch of sea salt
  8. 1 egg or flax egg if you are vegan (2 table spoons of  ground flaxseed and 6 tablespoons of water, leave to soak for 15min).

Here is how to put it together

Step 1

Preheat oven at 170 degrees Celsius and grease muffin tin or cake pan

Step 2(if vegan)

Prepare the flax egg, by mixing 2 tablespoons of grounded flaxseed and 6 tablespoons of water

Step 3

Put all the ingredients( from the ingredient list) in a food processor or blender and blend till smooth

 Step 4

Scoop mixture in a greased muffin tin or cake tin

Step 5

Bake in  for 15-25 minutes till a skewer comes out clean or the tops dries up

Looks yum right?! Try it out if you are brave ;) and let me know how it goes.


Nemi xoxo


  1. humm looks good.. and am sure it will taste great... but this is the situation, i have bin so lazy to cook and am seeing this rite here... so sadddddd lol

  2. Looks yummy, will definitely try :)

    1. Hey Jana let me know how it goes. Lots of love xx


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