This easy Black Bean Brownies Recipe is fudgy and delicious. These are dairy-free and gluten-free you’ll love how quickly these black bean brownies come together.
Black Bean Brownies Recipe
I’m really excited to be sharing this amazing recipe with you. These black bean brownies are a staple in our home they’re so fudgy and delicious. They’re full of fiber, carbs, and will keep you going for hours. I love to snack on these the day before a long run or even after.
Main Ingredients Needed
For this black bean brownies recipe, you’ll need a handful of common pantry staples. This recipe is made from whole foods and is dairy-free and gluten-free. Here’s everything you’ll need to make these fudgy brownies:
- Cooked or canned black beans – I usually use canned black bean because come on, it’s just quicker and easier.
- Cocoa Powder – My favorite to use is dutch or dark cocoa powder. You can substitute carob powder too.
- Banana and Maple Syrup – Both the banana and the maple syrup are used as the sweetener in this recipe.
- Coconut Oil and Vanilla Extract – The coconut oil gives the fudgy texture and the vanilla extract adds extra flavor.
- Baking Powder – This will allow your brownies to be light and fudgy. Without it they will be more dense.
- Chocolate Chips and Walnuts – Adding chocolate chips and walnuts really adds an extra level of flavor and texture.
- Gluten-Free Flour – You can use regular all-purpose flour if you’re not gluten free, it will turn out the same.
How to Make Black Bean Brownies
This simple recipe comes together in your food processor and clean-up is a breeze. For the full details of how to make this black bean brownies recipe, see the printable recipe card below!
Step 1: Preheat
Start off by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Combine Ingredients
Combine all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips and walnuts together in a food processor and blend until completely smooth.
Step 3: Add Chocolate Chips and Walnuts
Once the batter is smooth, fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Step 4: Line Brownie Pan
Line your 8×8 brownie pan with parchment paper. Pour the batter into the pan and spread out the batter to the edges. Optional step: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over top.
Step 5: Bake
Cook the black bean brownies for 20 minutes, then let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
If you have leftover black bean brownies store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 7 days. I love to warm them up in the microwave for about 15 seconds it restores the “out of the oven” taste.
Black Bean Brownies Recipe Substitutions
I normally don’t substitute the ingredients in this recipe however, there are a few potential substitutions to fit your needs:
- Coconut Oil – Melted butter (dairy or dairy-free) can be in place of coconut oil.
- Gluten Free Flour – Regular all-purpose flour can be used if you’re not gluten-free.
- Maple Syrup – Honey, agave, or even date paste can be used in place of the maple syrup.
- Chocolate Chips – You can substitute peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, or even use half the chocolate chips. However, this is my favorite part!
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My family and I love these brownies so much. If you make these black bean brownies let me know! I would be so grateful if you’d rate the recipe below!
Black Bean Brownies Recipe
- Food Processor
- 2 cups cooked black beans 1 can of black beans
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup gluten-free flour all-purpose if not gluten-free
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Add all ingredients into the food processor except for the chocolate chips and walnuts.2 cups cooked black beans, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1 ripe banana, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 cup gluten-free flour
- Combine ingredients in the food processor until completely smooth.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup walnuts
- Line 8×8 brownie pan with parchment paper.
- Pour batter into the prepared brownie pan and extend the batter to the edge of the pan.
- Optional step! Sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top.
- Bake the black bean brownies for 20 minutes.
- Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.