Skinny Matcha Molten Lava Cake

If you haven’t seen or tried yet, Spot Dessert Bar (located in Manhattan and Queens) makes this crazy, gooey molten lava cake with a river of matcha flowing through it when you slice it open. So today, I made a Skyler Swap version that’s truly all natural. Get ready for it…. I made an avocado, black bean, and banana brownie with a dark chocolate drizzle and matcha powder coating. Yes. Black. Beans. I will take my fiber like this ANY DAY.

I want to note that this will bake until crispy, but the middle may stay softer. I wanted this with this recipe because I wanted to mimick that gooey result I saw at Spot Dessert Bar. If you want it firmer, cook longer!

Skyler Bouchard holding a large plate of black bean brownies with matcha powder and dark chocolate on top
a plate of gooey fudgy black bean brownies with melted dark chocolate and matcha powder sprinkled on top

Matcha Molten Black Bean Brownies

I made an avocado, black bean, and banana brownie with a dark chocolate drizzle and matcha powder coating. Yes. Black. Beans. I will take my fiber like this ANY DAY. This recipe is inspired by the matcha molten cake from Spot Dessert Bar in NYC.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert, Gluten-Free, Healthy

Ingredients
  

Brownies

  • 1 cup black beans drained
  • 1 ripe avocado *this can be a good way to use overly ripe, browned avocadoes
  • 1 banana ripe (can also be overly ripe)
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp raw unfiltered honey
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chopped

Topping

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate melted
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a food processor, combine the beans, avocado, banana, cocoa powder, egg, baking powder, vanilla extract and honey.
  • After well blended, put the contents in a mixing bowl and fold in your chopped dark chocolate chunks.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased 8×8 brownie pan and bake for 20 minutes, until browned or crisp. The middle may be gooey-er. If you want it more firm, bake for 30 minutes. After you remove from the oven, let the brownies cool completely so they are able to set up.
  • Top with the melted dark chocolate drizzle and matcha powder.
Keyword avocado brownies, banana brownies, black bean brownies, healthy brownie recipe, healthy dessert
a stack of gooey fudgy black bean brownies with melted dark chocolate and matcha powder sprinkled on top

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