Black Bean Brownies with Strawberry Glaze


Suped up nutrition thanks to Vitamin K mofo

I was overcome this week with an urge to bake something and eat the whole pan. It’s probably because I ran the Portland Rock ‘N Roll Half-Marathon this past weekend and I can justify that my metabolism is still amped up, so I need to fuel it…right? That’s what I get for reading too many Runner’s World and Triathlete magazines; I begin to trick myself into thinking their tips are equally useful for a runner who will sit on a curb halfway through a race to house a bag of twizzlers and pet a stray dog. But my argument will always be: why bust your ass running if not for the perverbial carrot at the finishline? It just so happens that my carrot is also deep fat fried and dipped in chocolate sauce.

Yet after a late night of watching Ironman hype-up videos and with our unexpected range of post-run mobility pumping up our egos, our newest gauntlent-off-the couch has been dropped to complete the 140.6 mile Ironman trek in 2014 and made official through our pinky sworn-in ceremony. So I guess that means we will be trading unrefined sugar and chocolate chips for black beans and bananas. But you will have to pry gooey frosting from my swampy, muscular, freakishly veiny hands because that is not making the cut!

Black Bean Brownies with

 Strawberry Glaze

*Thanks Happy Herbivore!

Black Bean Brownies

The name for these brownie poppers were going to be “Bean me up Shoties” until Evan reminded me that no one like puns. BOOOO!!!!

Strawberry Glaze


  • 3 medium sized strawberries, puréed (about 2 tablespoons purée)
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Dip brownies into the glaze.

For those people with a passion for the artistic and/or no children and too much free time otherwise spent reading gossip, add sprinkles and cut up strawberries into hearts for a special touch


4 comments on “Black Bean Brownies with Strawberry Glaze

  1. Brittany says:

    You’re a girl after my own heart!! Running and refueling with brownies! I love you already. Great job on the half!! I would eat an entire tray of these brownies!

  2. Mmm, yummy yummy yummy! I made some chocolate brownies with aduki beans and coconut last month and they were amazing. Those look pretty amazing too. Thumbs up for putting beans in brownies! 🙂

    Oh, and congrats on being Freshly Pressed for your post about the vegan guide to bar food. I’m not a vegan but really enjoyed your post anyway.

  3. Fred says:

    You forgot to mention; stolen from “Happy Herbivore”

    • Thanks for the comment Fred – this was back in the Eat Plants Live youth days of blogging and I did not give credit where credit is due. Appreciate the call out and corrected the mistake – gots to give lots of love to Happy Herbivore:)

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