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Black Bean Brownie Footballs

Black Bean Brownie Footballs

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes, plus cooling time
Makes 12 servings


  • 1/2 (15 oz) can black beans
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Drain and rinse the black beans.
2. In a food processor, combine the oil and beans and pulse until smooth. Add the eggs, cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla and purée until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
3. Line a 9x9-inch baking dish with foil. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the black bean mixture to the flour and mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake 15–20 min., until a toothpick inserted an inch from the edge comes out almost clean. Let cool and turn out onto a cutting board.
4. Using a small football (or small oval) shaped cookie cutter, cut the brownies into football shapes.


Per serving: 230 calories, 14g fat, 4g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 17g sugar, 4g protein
Hack Yes!
For an extra special touch, place 1/2 cup white frosting in a resealable plastic bag and cut small hole in the corner with scissor. Pipe white stitch marks onto footballs.