Hidden Veggie Brownies

Packed with fiber from black beans and zucchini, these healthier brownies add nutrients without compromising on taste! This dessert recipe is easy to make and uses affordable ingredients. 







Health Benefit:

Black beans are a great source of plant-based protein to promote balanced blood sugar and fiber to support gut health. Zucchini is low in calories and adds bulk to make meals more filling.




  • Food processor or blender
  • Brownie pan
  • Grater
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup zucchini, grated
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sweetener of choice
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil 
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla




Feel free to make this recipe your own based on what you like or what you already have. You can use cane sugar, brown sugar, or coconut sugar. Adding chocolate chips is always a nice touch!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 F; Grate zucchini and drain all water using a cheesecloth or paper towels



Step 2

Add all ingredients EXCEPT zucchini to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth


Step 3

Fold in grated zucchini; Pour batter into a brownie pan lined with parchment paper


Step 4

Bake for 30-35 min or until a toothpick comes out clean

Step 5

Allow to cool before cutting and serving; Enjoy!