Black Bean Brownies

Brownies… made with black beans?

We know, they sound strange.

But these chocolate brownies taste so good nobody will be able to guess that they are eating brownies made with black beans - we promise!

These black bean chocolate brownies contain no flour, so they are the perfect brownie recipe for people who are gluten intolerant.

They are also a great way to sneak a powerful nutritional boost into dessert!

Black beans are a great source of fiber, a natural aid to lowering cholesterol, and are rich in antioxidants.

So, if you are willing to take a risk in the name of improved nutrition, why not give this unique recipe for chocolate brownies a try?

These brownies are easy to make since they get whirred together in a food processor or blender. Make them for someone who can't tolerate wheat who will appreciate your tasty thoughtfulness.

Before getting started, gather your ingredients. It really speeds up the brownie-making process.

For best results you'll need a food processor or blender. If you don't have either appliance, you can mash the beans with a potato masher until really smooth and then combine the remaining ingredients.

Black Bean Brownies Platter

Black Bean Brownies Platter

Black Bean Brownies Recipe

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided (optional)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan and set aside.
  3. Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and instant coffee in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and walnuts, if using.
  5. Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips (if using) over the top of the mixture.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Cool completely on a wire rack and then cut brownies into desired size and shape.

Black Bean and Brownie Mix Brownies

Do you want a brownies recipe with black beans that is even easier?

Here it is -- black bean brownies using a brownie mix!

Black Bean and Brownie Mix Brownies

Black Bean Brownie Mix Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

Brownie Mix Black Bean Brownie Recipe

  • 1 Brownie Mix for a 9x13-inch pan of brownies
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan and set aside.
  3. Puree the beans and water together in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  4. Stir into the brownie mix until combined.
  5. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 2 inches from the side of the pan comes out almost clean.
  8. Cool completely on a wire rack and then cut into desired size and shape brownies.

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