Cocoa fudge black bean brownies energy bites [GF]

These are not sweet at all, I like to eat one before a long afternoon run.


  • 1 thumb-size chunk fresh ginger
  • 6 pitted dates
  • 2 TBSP flaxmeal + 5 TBSP water
  • 1x15oz can black beans, rinsed+ drained
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
  • 2 TBSP avocado (about the half of a small one)
  • 1/4c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2c ground raw cocoa nibs
  • 1 TBSP maca powder
  • 2 TBSP mesquite powder
  • 1 TBSP turbinado powder
  • 3 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • dash vanilla extract
  • 1/2c apple sauce
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp expresso powder
  • 1/4c unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3c raw nuts of choice (I used walnuts)


  • preheat oven at 350F
  • mix flax meal + water, set aside
  • in the bowl of a food processor, chop ginger and dates into tiny pieces
  • drain + rinse beans, add to the bowl, process
  • add the rest of the ingredients, but the nuts + coconut and process until smooth
  • add nuts and coconut, and process lightly
  • add this batter to a mini muffin pan
  • bake for about 30 minutes; let cool for a least 15 minutes before popping them out

This recipe is an interpretation of off a lovely post from Minimalist Baker.