Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

594 Reviews 61 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Recipe by  elizabeth

“Black beans replace the flour in this brownie recipe.”

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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking dish.
  2. Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and instant coffee in a blender; blend until smooth; pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.

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YUM! I do not eat grains or dairy, so this recipe was perfect! I did make a few changes to make it a bit healthier: I used 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce instead of vegetable oil, and Eggbeaters instead of 3 eggs. I added extra coffee and vanilla as I love both, and they turned out great! I didn't mind the texture, and I couldn't really taste the beans. To those who CAN taste the beans: try adding a little more cocoa, coffee, or vanilla next time. The additional flavors really mask the beans.



I have a killer sweet tooth and I have to say these are pretty gosh darn good. I experimented a little and found that adding about a teaspoon of baking powder gives a little more cake-like brownie if you prefer that texture. I left out the coffee and I cannot taste any black bean flavor. Great recipe!



I've had these before and they were excellent however, I would not recommend using special dark makes the recipe unedible.

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 126 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 18.1 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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