Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Fudgy Black Bean Brownies and Banana Treat

Yield: 12 servings
Calories: 101
Theme: Desserts
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Curb your sweet tooth with this healthy brownie and banana snack. This treat satisfies those powerful cravings, so you’ll never feel deprived. The blended banana treat is a perfect substitute for ice cream and is a delicious addition to the brownie.


  • 2 cups 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
  • 1/2 cup natural, non-alkalized cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds
  • Raspberries or other berries for topping
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • handful of blueberries
  • a few walnuts


Preheat oven to 200°F. Blend the black beans, dates, almond butter and vanilla in a food processor or high powered blender until smooth.

Add the cocoa powder, and chia seeds and blend again. Pour into a very lightly oiled 8x8-inch baking pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours.

Cool completely before cutting into small squares. Top with raspberries or other berries.

Banana Treat:
Blend bananas, blueberries, and walnuts in a high speed blender. Pair the banana treat with the warm brownies and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Dr. Joel Fuhrman.


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