Black Bean and Avocado Brownies


These flourless brownies are delicious and can be quickly made for any gluten-free family members. You can sub oil back in for the avocado, but with the avocado, you'll be getting a pretty darn healthy treat!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed well and drained

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ avocado, mashed

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder

  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Hand whisk eggs, mashed avocado, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Add black beans. Puree mixture with an immersion blender, until all of the black beans are mashed and batter is smooth.

  3. Mix brown sugar and dark cocoa powder together in a separate bowl. Add to batter and blend by hand with a wooden spoon until completely mixed. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting and serving.

Cook's Note:

Instead of avocado you can use 3 tablespoons vegetable oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
10g Fat
37g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 314mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 476mg 10%

* 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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