Black Bean Brownies


This gluten-free black bean brownie recipe uses a can of black beans instead of flour.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
16 brownies


  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

  • 3 large eggs

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

  2. Combine beans, sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, oil, instant coffee, vanilla, and salt in a blender; blend until smooth. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the surface.

  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. Let cool to room temperature before cutting into 16 squares.

    close up view of a stack of Black Bean Brownies on a white plate
    C. P.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

126 Calories
5g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 126
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 129mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 139mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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