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Black Bean Brownies

Introducing vegan black bean brownies that are a healthy spin on the chocolatey dessert. This brownie recipe is totally gluten-free thanks to the black beans. You won't believe these brownies are vegan, gluten-free, AND refined sugar-free because these bite-sized brownies are so fudgy, chocolatey, and decadent!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword gluten free brownies, healthy brownies, vegan baking, vegan brownies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 mini brownies
Calories 59kcal
Author Amanda


  • 1 15 ounce can black beans no salt added
  • 2 flax eggs 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed + 5 Tablespoons water, can substitute with 2 eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (can substitute with cane sugar)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts optional



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Prepare flax eggs by mixing ground flax seed and water. Place in fridge.
  • Drain and rinse black beans in a colander
  • Put black beans in blender or food processor
  • Blend the black beans into a smooth consistency
  • Transfer black beans to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add melted coconut oil and vanilla.
  • Remove flax eggs from the fridge and put in a bowl with black beans. Mix well.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine coconut sugar, cocoa powder, and salt
  • Add dry ingredients to mixing bowl with wet ingredients. Mix well.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and chopped walnuts
  • Spray your nonstick baking pan or mini cupcake tin with nonstick cooking spray
  • Fill cupcake tins about 3/4 full
  • Baker for 13-15 minutes
  • Check if brownies are done by inserting a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean
  • Remove brownies from oven and let cool for 15-20 minutes
  • Using a butter knife, carefully remove brownies from tin and let cool completely on a cooling rack


Brownies typically crumble if you try messing with them directly out of the oven. Let brownies cool completely before trying to remove from cupcake tin.


Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 24mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 4.8g