Black Bean Brownie Batter Dip
Rich, decadent, sweet but not too sweet, and secretly healthy, this Black Bean Brownie Batter Dip is kid-pleaser and crowd-pleaser!
I remember making brownies with my mom growing up and loving when there was extra batter in the bowl, because it meant more batter for me to lick up! This probably wasn’t the safest thing to do, considering there’s raw egg in brownie batter. Years later, I was in search for a safe-to-eat and healthier brownie batter option that could be enjoyed raw. Enter: Black Bean Brownie Dip (also called Black Bean Brownie Hummus).
What is dessert hummus?
Hummus is everyone’s favorite dip, right? Well imagine your favorite smooth and creamy hummus, but instead of being savory and garlic flavored, it’s sweet! Imagine dipping strawberries and graham crackers in there instead of veggies and pita chips. You can now find a lot of dessert hummus on the market made with chickpeas for a “cookie dough” version. But since we want a dark, rich brown color similar to that of brownie batter, I switched things up and used black beans instead.
Can you taste the black beans?
NOPE! Like I mentioned before, this black bean brownie batter dip is both adult AND kid-friendly. Thanks to the addition of some nut butter, a touch of maple syrup, cocoa powder, and some dark chocolate pieces, you won’t taste the black beans, but you’ll still get all of the nutritional benefits from them.
Why are black beans good for you?
Black beans are an excellent plant-based protein source. Not only are they packed with protein, they’re also a great source of fiber. Fiber and protein are essential components of a healthy snack that’ll keep you satiated, and fill you up without filling you out.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Canned black beans
No-sugar-added nut butter (I like to use almond or peanut butter in this)
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Pure maple syrup (or honey)
Dark chocolate chips
What kind of chocolate chips should you use?
I recommend getting dark chocolate chips instead of milk. My go-to chocolate chips are Lily’s Sweets stevia-sweetened chocolate chips because they have no added sugar. Another great brand of chocolate chips is Enjoy Life, although they aren’t added sugar free. If you can’t find these, use whatever brand you have on hand! You can also chop up a dark chocolate baking bar.
Give this Black Bean Brownie Batter Dip a try! It’s gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Serve with fruit, like strawberries, cookies, or crackers. Or serve on top of toast, yum!
- 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed & drained
- ¼ cup no-sugar-added nut butter
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1½ Tbsp pure maple syrup
- ½ Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch salt
- 2 Tbsp chocolate chips (look for stevia-sweetened or dark)* see notes
1. Blend everything but the chocolate chips in a food processor until creamy.
2. Fold in chocolate, and serve!
*I like to use Lily's Sweets stevia-sweetened chocolate chips or chocolate bar (chopped into small pieces).