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Black Bean Brownies

These flourless brownies get their rich, fudgey flavor from a surprise ingredient: black beans.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 90kcal


  • 1 Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 3 tablespoon (tablespoons) Canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon (teaspoons) Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a colander, drain and rinse beans.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, oil and vanilla with a fork. Add beans and mash with fork until beans are barely visible (this can take 5 or more minutes of mashing). Stir sugar and cocoa, and blend with a rubber spatula until mixed. Stir in chips or nuts if using.
  • Pour the batter into the baking pan. Bake until a knife inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into 16 squares.


  • If you have a blender or food processor, use it to make these brownies: Put the eggs, oil and vanilla in a blender or food processor, pulse to mix. Add beans and blend until pureed and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the blender or food processor with a rubber spatula once or twice. Add sugar and cocoa, and blend until mixed, about 1 minute. Add chips or nuts (if using), and pulse once or twice to mix. Proceed with step four.
Serving size: 1 piece
Total calories: 90 Total fat: 4 g Carbohydrates: 11 g Protein: 3 g Fiber: 2 g Sodium: 100 mg


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g
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