Secrets Behind Noor’s 1-2-3 Black Bean Brownies

Zoom in on the good stuff. No bean in sight.

Zoom in on the good stuff. No bean in sight. 😛 Dairy, gluten, soy, refined sugar, and preservative junk free. 

Noor's famous sunnah-full black bean brownies.

Noor’s famous sunnah-full black bean brownies. Topped with raw almond butter swirl.

Okay putting up a picture of delicious looking brownies does not justify the cravings. “How can these be guilt free?” one asks. Forget gluten free, these are JUNK free. 

My recipe answers the question. Forget the hydrogenated oils, bleached flour, and worst of all, pounds of refined sugar found in usual brownies. Forget the list of unpronounceable ingredients in boxed brownies. Throw in black beans for a hidden kick of protein, fiber, and a fudgy texture. Your kids will never know, and neither will your husband. 😉

Personally my favorite part about these brownies is this: all you do is toss the ingredients in your food processor all at once, and pulse away! No messy bowls, no sticky whisks, no hand blender, none of that!

I secretly add in whole black seeds and cold-pressed black seed oil. Black seed has been mentioned in the sunnah of the prophet (pbuh) and is suddenly showing up in research now. The benefits of black seed for many health conditions and diseases is breathtaking. Shhh don’t tell the kids.

Now, I don’t want to keep you holding any longer, let’s get to the bottom of these.

Black Bean Brownie Ingredients:


Nutty Swirl Ingredients:

  • 5 tbsp Organic Almond Butter (you can use any nut butter or nut butter powder)
  • 1 Tbsp Organic Raw Honey or Organic Coconut Palm Sugar (sugar replacement)
  • Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt/Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Dash of Vanilla Extract (make sure it’s pure and alcohol free)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place ALL “Black Bean Brownie Ingredients” in your food processor. Pulse well. Pour into desired pan (13 by 9 works perfectly well for me. The thicker you want your brownies, the smaller the pan)


In a small bowl place the “ Nut Butter Swirl Ingredients” and mix well. Spoon on top of brownie batter and create a swirl with a knife. I personally prefer walnut or pecan butter.


Place in oven for approximately 25-30 minutes. The deeper the pan the more time they’ll need.

Okay here you have it, my secret way of indulgence without sabotaging my health. Enjoy now, you have some baking to do.

Noor's Black Bean Brownies :)

Noor’s Black Bean Brownies dark raw cocoa version w/ cashew butter swirl 🙂

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 00:35:36




  2. Sondos
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 00:52:04

    Great job, lil sis! I enjoy baking as well, and even though I don’t alter my recipes as much as you do, baking these scrumptious desserts makes me love healthy food even more. Hooray for healthy eating! 🙂



  3. Sullivan Navillus
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 01:17:06

    I tried these when the author made them for the community once and i almost DIED OF HAPPINESS. Especially when I found out they were healthy.



  4. raniah
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 07:08:55

    I actually thought of these the other day, especially since I’m not able to eat sugar right now. I will definitely be making them! Thanks 🙂



  5. Eman
    Nov 29, 2012 @ 12:36:08

    Just one question….where is mine?!



  6. lydialax
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 00:26:37

    Love your recipe!
    If your camera could catch warm hues I think that way more people could see what a great baker and cook you are!



  7. Pat Bertram
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 18:15:36

    I will have to try these. I’ve cut out flour and sugar, and yet occasionally I need a treat.



  8. fiveintow
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 14:12:14

    Okay. So I’m totally making these TODAY since I already have black beans in the freezer. I soak them and make up a big batch so I always have them on hand for a quick meal. I love the idea of PB in the mix. SO YUMMY.



  9. Wendy
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:05:53

    I love black bean brownies! Looks delicious!!! Can’t wait to try your easy method. Thanks for stopping by our happy little homestead @ Stand Upon Grace! Swing on in for a visit anytime!
    Blessings &Happy Brownies~ Wendy



  10. marili
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 21:33:04

    Looks very delicious. 🙂



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