It is so nice to find great dessert recipes that are dairy free and gluten free! These Brownies would be great for Memorial Day gatherings. These Black Bean Brownies are a delicious and nutritious twist to a traditional chocolate brownie. They are dairy free and gluten free!
Flourless Black Bean Brownies Recipe
You might be nervous about baking with black beans, but don’t be, they have a very mild flavor and are extremely rich, creamy, and full of protein. I can’t even tell that beans are used when an ingredient for brownies. You can also boost the flavor of your brownie with essential oils such as Peppermint or Wild Orange. Photos here take you through making the brownies and the recipe is at the end of the photos. Enjoy!
Black Bean Brownies
- 15 oz can black beans drained, and rinsed
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2/3 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 4 drops Peppermint essential oil
- ¾ cup chocolate chips or chunks divided ( I use Enjoy Life Dairy Free chocolate chips and chunks)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Pour batter into large bowl and stir in ½ cup chocolate chips.
- Pour into greased 8×8-inch pan and top with ¼ cup chocolate chips.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool and cut into pieces. Store in refrigerator.
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I love incorporating beans into recipes, not very often do I see one for desserts. These look wonderful, and I’d like to try it!
Crystal Rogers Walker says
Oh wow what a easy recipe to make it looks very good I am going to get things to make it, thanks
These look amazing! I have never heard of using black beans to make brownies.
shelly peterson says
We love brownies. This looks like a great recipe to try.
Jeanna Massman says
Wow! I would never have dreamed you could use black beans as an ingredient for brownies! This is a great alternative to regular brownies with gluten!
Yes Jeanna and they don’t taste at all like beans. You would never know 🙂 Very nice way for moistness!
Theses brownies look yummy
Deborah D says
These brownies look delicious! I will have to try them.
Debbie Wimberly Caraballo says
I’ve seen the recipe for the black bean brownies for a few years now, but have never tried them…I must admit I’m intrigued. Your recipe looks so yummy! Pinned!
it look delicious.. i just wonder how it taste like..
can’t wait to try this recipes out
Mary Czerczyk says
The brownies look delicious. The ingredients are healthier than other brownie recipes.
sarah poole says
Oh yummy!! I have quite a few bean brownie recipes that my family love. Will have to add this to the list.
Sandra Watts says
I think this sounds so interesting I just have to try it. Thanks a lot for the recipe.
Denise Low says
I am going to make this. It looks wonderful. Thank you for the recipe
Anita L says
I can’t even imagine using beans in a brownie mix! However, if they taste good and are good for you, it would actually be a more healthy alternative. Good for those with kids at home!
R Montgomery says
gotta try this
Looks yum! :9
Love this so yummy
Anne Marie Carter says
I can’t believe that there are black beans in this recipe! I have to make this.
I love black beans but I am not sure how I would like them in brownies! I am vegan and use either applesauce or Ener-G Egg Replacer when I bake, so I don’t know how well this recipe would hold up without the eggs. I like the idea of using different oils as well – I hate peppermint.
You would never know there are beans in them. Truly! No bean flavors at all just moistness 🙂
Life With Lorelai says
THese brownies look so moist and rich. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we’re looking forward to what you have to share next week. 🙂
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veronica lee says
These look delish! I would love to try this recipe.
Christy Peeples DuBois says
I do like black beans but honest it sounds awful for brownies but I’m sure it is like you said and I wouldn’t even be able to tell when eating the brownies. I will have to give this to my mom. I bet she will make them.
It does sound awful I agree but you can’t tell there are beans in them 🙂 Try them once and see. Healthy and nutritious along with Chocolatey goodness 🙂
Gaa Mosh says
Err… what exactly are black beans? Some kind of coffee?
Black Beans are a legume
I have read about using black beans in baking, but have yet to try it. Those brownies look so good, I may need to try. Thanks for sharing at Idea Box.
Cathy French says
Thats a unique falvor combo. Looks good tho
Mary Czerczyk says
The brownies look delicious and the ingredients are healthier for you than in a typical brownie recipe.
ThSees brownie looks yummy
Gervie Barczyk says
I love Brownies! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Crystal Rogers Walker says
This looks so cute and very easy to make and I WOULD LOVE TO TRY IT
legacy stranger says
is there a full cook book??
There are many full cookbooks…
Wow I love chocolates..
They look good, but I’m allergic to eggs.
Brandi Clevinger says
Black beans is different, but it’s better than the flour. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday!
kim thorne says
those brownies look so yummy and great for anybody that cant anything with flour in it.
Elizabeth H. says
These look awesome!! Thank you for sharing
Pamela Gurganus says
I am just amazed by the ingredients in these brownies! I’m definitely going to give them a try. They look so scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
That looks so delicious. I am definitely going to try this. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
It looks so yummy. I would love to try this. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
These look marvelous. I wonder if I could forgo the Peppermint, maybe add Coconut. Could I get away with that?
of course and it would be very tasty!! You don’t have to use peppermint.
JACKIE PHIPPS says
I have never tried black beans
OMG! It looks delish! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Thanks for sharing your recipe for Flourless Black Bean Brownie! I have never used black beans for anything. I would have thought that they tasted sort of tart being black and all. This sure is a different type of Brownie Mix! They look wonderful and very moist! I’m going to have to give this a try and see how they taste! Hey, I try things once and if I like them, I do it again. If not, at least I tried! I saved the recipe and I have to wait until I get all the ingredients first! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe Flourless Black Bean Brownie Recipe with all of us! I do appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂
I want to hear what you think of them! I’ve had many different black bean brownies…with and without eggs. They are all good and chocolatey
I have never added black beans to a dessert yet!
Carolyn Massey says
This recipe looks amazing. We are brownie lovers and I would try this recipe but wouldn’t tell my family about the black beans. I like them but since you said they were tasty and creamy my family wouldn’t know the difference. Thanks a lot Trish.
Linda Szymoniak says
Sounds different. I’d have to actually try it before making a decision on it. I’ll definitely look into making this one of these days.
They look good. This is one of those foods that I’d have to try without knowing what was in it.
I have a friend who’s had to go GF and I am definitely sharing this recipe with her!
Thanks for sharing..they will love this.
I wonder if these actually taste like real brownies??! I am a “super-taster”, and would probably be able to tell you that these taste a lot different that the “real thing”!
Well for those of us who can’t have gluten or dairy these are fabulous. But yes the taste would be different from butter and cream and flour.
Mai Tran says
Looks absolutely delicious! And easy recipe, too! Thanks for sharing.
these sound so delicious! thanks for sharing them! ♥
Your welcome Tianna!
trish @ tagsthoughts.com says
Colleen, these brownies look (and sound) AMAZING! I would love for you to stop by http://tagsthoughts.com and share them with our Creative Inspiration link Party. Either way… I’m off to pin these! YUM.
Trish, these also taste amazing! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for pinning.