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Sugar-Free Black Bean Brownies

Rated as 3.7 out of 5 Stars

"Gluten-free, sugar-free chocolate brownies. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, or all three!"
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1 h 15 m servings 123
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 9-inch square baking pan)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square glass pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place black beans and coconut oil in a saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until the beans are warmed through and the coconut oil is melted, about 5 minutes. Mix in eggs, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Transfer black bean mixture to a blender. Cover and blend into a smooth batter, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour into greased pan and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until batter pulls away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting, about 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If using canned black beans, omit the salt.
  • Substitute butter for the coconut oil if desired.
  • Substitute honey for the maple syrup if preferred.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 123 calories; 6.6 14.3 3.4 35 218 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I added selva Rey cacao rum and these brownies are delicious

Most helpful critical review

Sorry, but no one in my family liked them.

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Sorry, but no one in my family liked them.

The brownies were really not good. First off, I was about to add chocolate chips when it dawned on me that then they wouldn't be sugar free.. same with sprinkles. I used unsweetened cocoa powder...

I added selva Rey cacao rum and these brownies are delicious

I guess I should know better than to think "healthy brownies" can taste good. I do love the nutrition of the black beans and my 3 year old actually finished the one on his plate but politely ref...

This is definitely a keeper for my household. The dense texture may not be for everyone. I used an 8x11 glass pan and the only issue I had was that the brownies "stuck" a little. More cooking sp...

If you do not like sweets, and enjoy the bitter taste of dark chocolate, you MIGHT like these. I followed directions to a T, and my husband and I didn't really care for these. I even added some ...

I added walnuts instead of chocolate chips for health reasons. As well, I didn't have quite enough black beans so used 1/2 cup of white kidney beans that I had. I cooked it 5 minutes less in a m...

I have made these twice now and followed the recipe exactly. They are delicious! Make sure you blend all the ingredients together very well so your batter is smooth. I used a Vitamix and they...