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Replace Butter And Oil In Recipes With Beans

Black Bean Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate frosting with beans instead of oil?? The results are surprisingly delicious, and provide a lower-fat, lower-calorie alternative!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 50 kcal
Author: Jillee


  • 1/3 cup cooked and rinsed black beans
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 heaping Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of fine salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp warm water if necessary to achieve a smooth texture


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate after mixing.

Recipe Notes:

I will add that substituting beans into your recipes generally produces a more cake-y texture. If you’re the kind of person that likes a chewier texture, you may want substitute only half of the butter or oil rather than the full amount.

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Chocolate Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.