Healthy Brownie Batter Dip

brownie batter dip in a white bowl on a round wooden board with fruit, cookies, and pretzels.

This decadent 5-minute healthy brownie batter dessert dip made with just a few simple ingredients is so smooth and rich that nobody will know it's actually good for you! (gluten-free, vegetarian)


  • 1 cup low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (I like dark cocoa powder)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips, melted


  1. In a high-powered blender or food processor, blend together all ingredients until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary. Add more milk if until you want a thinner consistency.
  2. Scoop dip into a bowl and serve with sliced fruit, pretzels, or graham crackers.
  3. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


  • Depending on the speed and power of your blender or food processor, this dip may take a little while to get completely smooth. Just keep blending, it will get there! Stop as needed to scrape down the sides with a spatula, and add more milk if necessary to get a thinner consistency. (I use this Cuisinart food processor, this Vitamix, or this KitchenAid blender)
  • Add the melted chocolate last, and place it on top of the black beans (if they are room temperature) so that it doesn't harden again before you blend it.
  • Canned black beans tend to be softer than beans cooked from dry, so the dip will get smoother with canned beans.

Keywords: brownie batter dip, healthy dessert dip, edible brownie batter