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5 from 2 votes

Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownies (GF, DF)

Chewy, rich, and ridiculously decadent - you'll never believe that beans are the star of these luscious brownies! Fudgy Black Bean Brownies are the ultimate upgraded indulgence.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 160kcal


  • 2 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoon avocado oil or other neutral oil
  • ¾-1 cup sugar (for a traditional brownie flavor use 1 cup, for a more bitter, dark chocolate flavor, ¾ cup)
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • ¾ cup water

Optional Topping:

  • cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine flaxseeds and water. Whisk together for 20 seconds; set aside.
  • Add rinsed and drained beans to a food processor with oil and vanilla. Process until smooth.
  • Add cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and eggs. Blend until well combined.
  • Lastly, add flax "eggs" and blend again until smooth.
  • Pour brownie mixture into a lightly oiled 9x9 baking pan. If adding chocolate chips, sprinkle over top the batter.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Calories: 160kcal