Black Bean Brownies

I want to share my all time fav gluten free/refined sugar free Black Bean Brownies. If you would have told me black beans would have anything to do with making brownies I would have laughed at the thought! Don't be nervous about baking with black beans—they have a very mild flavor and are extremely rich, creamy, and full of protein. They are so delicious and kids love them too!!

They're great if you want a little protein snack before/after workout, or have a sugar craving kick in - we make these quite often and are obsessed!


1 (15 ounce) can of organic black beans, drained and rinsed

2 large eggs

¼ cup cocoa powder

⅔ cup honey

⅓ cup coconut oil

½ teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

¾ cup chocolate chips, divided

Optional: add walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. Place all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, in high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. I use the Vitamix

  3. Pour batter into large bowl and stir in ½ cup chocolate chips.

  4. Pour into greased 8x8-inch pan and top with ¼ cup chocolate chips.

  5. Optional: add walnuts

  6. Bake 30–35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

  7. Let cool

  8. Serve + enjoy!!