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Easy Black Bean Brownies Recipe

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Learn how to make the best Black Bean Brownies to satisfy your chocolate cravings. This fudgy gluten free dessert recipe is easy to make with simple ingredients.

Stack of six black bean brownies on a wire cooling rack

I have always had a weakness for brownies. Warm, fudgy chocolate melting in my mouth with each bite. Yum!

Since we try to make our favorite recipes more nutritious, I like making brownies with black beans. I know, it sounds weird. But the black beans give them a really great texture and you can’t even tell by looking at them that they’re loaded with beans.

These gluten free black bean brownies are flourless, super moist and chocolaty – yum! If you’re looking for the best black brownies, give this simple recipe a try.

Close up of a stack of 6 black bean brownies on a wire cooling rack in front of a can of beans

Easy Black Bean Brownies Recipe

Learn how to make the best Black Bean Brownies in this easy dessert recipe.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Recipe Servings: 9


  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil - melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips - optional


  • Mixing bowls


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Place the black beans into a large mixing bowl.
    Black beans in a bowl
  • Using an immersion blender, smash up the beans into a fine paste (you can also use a food processor).
    Black beans blended into a paste in a mixing bowl
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl.
    Remaining ingredients added to mixing bowl for black bean brownies
  • Using a hand mixer, blend until all of the lumps are out and the mixture is smooth.
    Black bean brownie batter being beaten with an electric hand mixer in a bowl
  • Pour the grain free black bean brownie batter into a greased baking pan (8×8 inch), sprinkling with chocolate chips, if desired.
    Black bean brownie batter spread into a baking pan with chocolate chips sprinkled over the top
  • Bake at 350° F for 25-30 minutes, checking after 25 to make sure sides don't burn. Remove from oven and allow the pan to cool.
    Black bean brownies fresh out of the oven, still in the pan cooling
  • Cut your black bean brownies into squares and serve.
    Overhead views of black bean brownies on a wire cooling rack over a blue towel

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg

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