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Would you still eat a brownie if you knew it had good for you ingredients in it? How about if I told you there were black beans in the brownie that was topped with gooey marshmallows and crushed graham crackers? These S’mores Cakey Black Bean Brownies are about to rock your world!

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When I made these for Kenya and Chloe I started to tell them that the luscious brownies they were eating were packed with… drum roll please.. black beans! Until recently beans have never been at the top of Kenya’s favorites list. As a 9 year old vegetarian he knew he should eat them, but they have never been his first choice. In these S’mores Cakey Black Bean Brownies you can’t even tell the smooth texture is created in part from tenter black beans.

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The real draw to these beauties is the topping! The brownie itself is rich with a big punch of chocolate, but the s’mores topping takes it to a whole new level of kid friendly heaven!

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I use the healthiest marshmallows possible and let the kids put graham crackers in a bag to crush away adding a ton of fun to the recipe to boot!

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If you make these beauties make sure to tag @weelicious so I can see them and use #weelicious! Enjoy!

Photos by Gerry Speirs

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S'mores Cakey Black Bean Brownies

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Servings: 1 brownie
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, divided
  • 4 graham crackers, chopped
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the beans, eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar in a food processor and puree for 1 minute.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt and pulse to combine.  
  • Stir 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips into the batter and pour into a greased and parchment paper lined 8 x 8 inch pan and top with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips, graham crackers and marshmallows.
  • 5. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 
  • Use the parchment paper to remove the brownies from the pan and cut into even squares.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. My kids love them! The flavor is awesome, but I had a little trouble getting over the texture. Maybe I didn’t puree the black beans enough.

  2. I haven’t tested that in this recipe, but it might work if you cut the amount in half! Let me know if you try and how it comes out!

  3. Can you tell me an alternative flour to use? Unfortunately I cannot find white whole wheat flour in Korea. Thank you!!

  4. I haven’t tested those in this recipe. If they are soft like traditional cooked blackbeans, that should be okay. let me know if you try that and how it comes out!

  5. Can you please tell me roughly how many cups of black beans I should use for this recipe? Maybe 1 cup? I can’t get canned black beans where I live… Thanks!

  6. The egg helps bind them, so I would keep it in there. Let me know if you try a substitute and how it works out! You could try a flax egg 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds + 3 Tablespoons water.

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