Bean Blondies

When you think of beans, your mind may automatically go to savory dishes – but beans go excellently in baked goods, too. Whip up a batch of these bean blondies to see for yourself!

Bean Blondies

Serves: 8-9


  • 1/2 cup oats (or heaping 1/3 cup oat flour)
  • 1 can great northern, cannellini, or navy beans (15-oz.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2-1/3 cup maple syrup (depending on how sweet you want the blondies)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (we used natural peanut butter)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional toppings: shredded carrots, chocolate chips, shredded coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Drain and rinse beans well.
  3. Blend oats in a food processor or high-speed blender to the consistency of flour. Or, use a heaping 1/3 cup of oat flour.
  4. Add all other ingredients except the toppings to the food processor/blender and process until smooth. Scrape down the sides as necessary.
  5. Spray an 8×8 baking dish, muffin tin, or mini loaf pan. Transfer batter to the baking dish and top with desired toppings.
  6. Baking time will vary based on your pan and oven. Bake until the center has set and the edges brown slightly (about 22 minutes for an 8×8 baking dish). Remove from the oven and let sit for several minutes before slicing into squares or removing from the pan.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Warm them slightly in the microwave before eating if desired.