Are you looking for a healthy dessert to share at your pool parties or cookouts this summer? Try out these delicious blackbean brownies. This recipe is flourless and is the perfect healthy alternative. This is a vegan friendly brownie that will have all of your friends and family asking for the recipe. This recipe has been tested on people who were blind folded and could not tell the difference between this healthy brownie recipe and the traditional brownie. This will be a recipe you want to keep around for those who are health conscious but want a chocolatey delight.  The full recipe is attached below. 

Black Bean Brownie Recipe: 

These super healthy black bean brownies are the ultra fudgy and decadent chocolate treat. They have a gooey fudge like texture. 

This recipe takes about 15 minutes to make and will yield about 9-12 brownies. 


  • 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (10g)
  • 1/2 cup quick oats 40g 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave (75g)
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil 40g- I used coconut oil which gives it a sweet coconut undertone 
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (115-140g) (Not optional. Omit at your own risk)
  • optional: more chips, for presentation

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Really blend well. (A blender can work if you absolutely must, but the texture—and even the taste—will be much better in a food processor Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan. Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top. Cook the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut. If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up! Makes 9-12 brownies. If you make this recipe, don’t forget to leave a review! The trick with these: serve them first, and then reveal the secret ingredient. In all the times I’ve served bean desserts, not one single person who didn’t know beforehand has ever guessed!


Written by: Karli Lisk, LPTA

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