Black Bean CannaBrownies

Who hasn’t heard of weed brownies? Brownies are one of the most iconic edibles of all time, and who doesn’t love a rich, moist, chocolatey treat?

But when we’re using cannabis to treat our ailments, we need to be mindful of all areas of our health. Cannabis is not a magic wand we can wave and have all our health issues disappear. Diet /nutrition and exercise play a huge role in our body’s ability to heal itself, so why would we ingest our medication in a form that does more harm than good? For that reason this recipe is made with raw cacao rather than processed chocolate chips, and free of carcinogens like dairy.

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A food processor full of brownie batter sits on a kitchen counter with various ingredients in the background.

PS: If you use unmedicated oil, this is a fantastic recipe to sneak some vegetables into picky-eaters if you have little ones.

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Black Bean CannaBrownies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time26 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 6 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Brownies, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Servings: 12 Brownies
Author: Caelan Hart


  • 15 oz canned black beans (well rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tbsp flax or chia seeds
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup medicated cannabis oil
  • 3/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (not artificial)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or agave nectar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C).
  • Lightly grease a 12-slot standard size muffin pan. Make sure you’ve rinsed and thoroughly drained your black beans at this point.
  • Prepare “eggs” by combining your flax or chia seeds with the water in the bowl of the food processor. Pulse a couple times and then let rest for a few minutes until they take on the goopy consistency of raw eggs.
  • Add remaining ingredients (except toppings) and puree – about 3 minutes – scraping down sides as needed. You want it pretty smooth.
  • If the batter appears too thick, add a Tbsp or two of water and pulse again. It should be slightly less thick than chocolate frosting but nowhere close to runny.
  • Evenly distribute the batter into the muffin tin.
  • Optional: Sprinkle with crushed nuts or coconut.
  • Bake for 20-26 minutes or until the tops are dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan. They will be tender, so remove gently with a fork.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to a few days. Refrigerate to keep longer.

(Adapted from Minimalist Baker)

This recipe first appeared on The Cannaisseur’s YouTube channel and was republished in Cannabis Digest‘s Spring 2017 Issue

Author: Caelan Hart

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