We’re all about sneaking healthy wholefood ingredients into sweet treats – the perfect trick to nourish fussy kids!

If you like these sneaky brownies, you’re going to love these:

healthy sneaky black bean brownies

Sneaky Black Bean Brownies

Recipe by Brittany Darling, Accredited Nutritionist + Herbalist.

Vegetarian, Dairy-Free (optional), Gluten-Free, Nut Free (Optional).

Serves 12.
Overnight soak, 20 minutes prep, 35 minutes cooking. 


  • 1.5 cups dried black beans, soaked overnight*
  • 6 organic free-range eggs
  • 3/4 cup of coconut sugar*
  • 5 tablespoons raw cacao powder*
  • 1/4 cup cocoa butter*, butter or coconut oil*, melted
  • Pinch of salt*
  • 1/2 cup crushed macadamia nuts* (omit this for nut-free lunch boxes!)

*available at Naked Foods


    Black Beans

    1. Rinse the black beans and place in a large bowl, covered with water. Leave to soak overnight (or for a minimum of 12 hours).
    2. Once ready to cook, strain and rinse the black beans and boil until cooked (approximately 45 minutes), making sure there is always plenty of water in the pan.


    1. Preheat oven to 180C.
    2. In a food processor, add eggs and coconut sugar. Beat until doubled in volume.
    3. Add beans, salt, cocoa powder and butter/oil. Blitz until combined.
    4. Pour into a brownie tray lined with baking paper.
    5. Sprinkle top with macadamias and salt – omit the macadamias for nut-free lunch boxes!
    6. Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. You want them to still to be moist and gooey.

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    healthy black bean brownies