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Recipe: »Black Bean Brownies«

A pegan diet combines two popular trends — paleo and vegan. One might wonder what to eat for dessert, if you are on a pegan diet. Find here the free download for the following recipe for sisterMAG by Minna Vauhkonen: »Black Bean Brownies and Date Caramel«.

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Recipe: »Black Bean Brownies and Date Caramel«


For the Brownies:

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax seeds + 6 tbsp water
  • 1 can (400g) black beans (cooked)
  • 150g cacao pulver
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp oat milk
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut or maple syrup
  • 100g coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 vanilla powder


  • 50g vegan dark chocolate chips or crushed nuts

For the Date Caramel:

  • 200g Medjoul dates (pitted and cut in half)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2tbsp oat milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  2. Mix together 2 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax seeds with 6 tbsp water and set aside to sit for five minutes.
  3. Drain and rinse the black beans and put in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  4. Add all other ingredients to the blender (except the optional chocolate chips or nuts). Also add the chia or flax seed mixture. Blend until smooth.
  5. If you like, add some chocolate chips or crushed nuts to the batter and mix with a spoon.
  6. Line a baking pan (about 20 x 20 cm) with parchment paper and pour the batter into the pan.
  7. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes.
  8. Let the brownies cool down on a rack and then put in the fridge to set overnight or for at least a couple of hours.
  9. Soak the dates in boiled water for 5 minutes.
  10. Then drain and add to a blender with all the other ingredients. Blend until smooth and add a layer on top of the cooled brownies.