Butterscotch Peanut Butter Brownies

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Brownies

July is National Black Bean Month!


Last week I warned you that this recipe includes a weird ingredient, but there are just some risks you have to take when celebrating National Black Bean Month.


I just want to say that these brownies don’t taste weird; they are just made with an unexpected flour substitute.


Let’s ignore the weird ingredient for a minute.  Do you prefer fudgy brownies or cakey brownies?



I am usually a fan of fudgy brownies that stick to the roof of your mouth.


These cake brownies are not quite that dense, but they are still a perfect dessert for any chocolate lover who wants to celebrate National Black Bean Month!



  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 tbs. peanut butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and coat a 8×8 pan with non-stick spray.
  • Combine black beans, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, cocoa powder, eggs, baking powder, salt, sugar, and vanilla in a food processor until completely smooth.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Combine remaining 2 tablespooons of peanut butter and 2 tablespoons of milk in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave 30 seconds and stir.  Add more milk if necessary until the peanut butter is smooth the consistency of paint.
  • Drop spoonfuls of peanut butter into the pan and swirl with a knife.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Let cool before cutting.
  • Eat and enjoy!


P.S. I am linking up with Angie and her cohosts Antonia @ Zoale.com and Lorena @ Life Diet Health for Fiesta Friday.

6 thoughts on “Butterscotch Peanut Butter Brownies

  1. Oh my Kat! These sound delicious! Not a weird ingredient at all for me 😛 We have made cakes (& brownies) with black beans, beetroot, courgette, chickpeas and sweet potato (not all at once)! Your recipe looks very easy to veganize so I’ll be trying these soon! Thanks for linking up and sharing at Fiesta Friday. Have a great weekend. Laurena.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s