Brownie and Banana Treat

Brownie and Banana Treat

The brownie and banana treat turned out really well. The only sweet I have had is the almond butter with agave nectar, so this recipe will give me another little sweet dessert. I couldn’t find the chia seeds, so I substituted it with flax seed. Then I was afraid the brownie would be too hard, so I added a small amount of rice milk. It was very tasty! I hope that you will be able to find chia seeds. The next time I make these brownies, I will have the chia seeds!

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Brownie and Banana Treat
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 2 cups cooked black beans or canned no-salt-added or low-sodium black beans, drained
  • 10 Medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup natural, non-alkalized cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp ground chia seed
  • Raspberries or other berries for topping
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • Handful of blueberries
  • A few walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 200° F.
  2. Blend the black beans, dates, almond butter and vanilla in a food processor or high powered blender until smooth.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Pour into a very lightly oiled 8 x 8 inch baking pan and bake for 1½ hours.
  4. Cool completely before cutting into small squares. Top with raspberries or other berries.
  5. Blend bananas, blueberries, and walnuts in a high speed blender.
  6. Pair the banana treat with the warm brownies and enjoy!



Brownie and Banana Treat — 4 Comments

  1. I never would have thought of black beans in a brownie, but it looks good. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Did you know the scientific name for chia is Salvia hispanica?

    • I’ve found chia seeds and next time I bake the brownies I will have it on hand. They tasted really good but I want to see how they would taste with chia seeds. No…I sure didn’t know that about chia! haha. Let me know if you try these brownies. OK. Thank you for your comment!

  2. Hi, I like your website. I might try those brownies. Of course they will not fly on the BSS site. I am going to a pot luck and I would like to bring a healthy dessert. Almond butter and honey will not do!
    Stay well, Margaret

    • Hi Margaret,
      Why do say that the almond butter and honey will not do or that the brownies will not fly on the BSS site? I have read in the BSS book that it’s OK to use almond butter and or honey…or agave nectar. Don’t want to be eating something that I shouldn’t so please let me know what you mean. OK.