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Flourless Black Bean Brownies

These fudgy brownies are made with canned black beans instead of flour. They're gluten free and have less fat than regular brownies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black beans, brownies, chocolate, dessert, gluten free, healthy eating
Servings: 12
Calories: 210kcal


  • 14 ounce can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoons plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (use your favorite Dairy Free yogurt alternative to make these brownies Dairy Free)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9x9" baking pan by lining with foil and greasing lightly. Set aside.
  • Add black beans, eggs, cocoa, sugar, oil, yogurt, vanilla, instant coffee, salt, baking powder, and baking soda to a food processor. Pulse until completely smooth. Stir in half of the chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of the batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean. Place on a wire rack and cool completely, at least 30 minutes. Remove foil sling and peel foil from brownies. Cut and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container.


If you don't have a food processor, you could use a blender or immersion blender instead.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg