Easy Black Bean Brownies

Update: This post was updated October, 2020 with new images and additional information for the reader.

Brownies are definitely one of my favorite easy dessert recipes for kids – and adults, too! These Easy Black Bean Brownies mix up quickly, and – bonus! – with their fudgy chocolatey goodness, my kids don’t even know there are healthy black beans in them. (Shh…they’ll never know!)

Another great thing about this easy brownie recipe is that it is mixed in a blender or food processor. If you’re looking for good blender recipes, this one’s a keeper!

Easy Black Bean Brownies Recipe - Baked brownies piled on a white plate with a glass of milk behind it.

 

How to Make Easy Black Bean Brownies

Ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

Ingredients you'll need to have to make this black bean brownies recipe.
Since these black bean brownies don’t have any flour, they are a great gluten free recipe!
  • 1 16 oz. can Black Beans, drained and rinsed (Which is 1 1/2 cups black beans, drained)
  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Directions for this Black Bean Brownies Recipe

  • Step One: Preheat oven to 350° and grease or line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper.

Do you ever struggle to get brownies out of the pan neatly? I’ve discovered that lining the pan with parchment paper makes the whole process so much easier!

Black bean brownie batter in a blender container.
This brownie recipe is a great blender recipe!
  • Step 2: Put all of the ingredients in the food processor or blender and pulse until smooth

I don’t have a food processor in my kitchen, so I pulled out my Ninja blender for this recipe. It worked like a charm!

Rather than pour all the ingredients in at once, I started by pulsing the black beans first, then adding the liquid ingredients – mixing well after each addition.

Then, I put the dry ingredients in (except the chocolate chips) and mixed well.

Once I took the blade out of the blender, I scraped down the sides well, and mixed everything together with a spatula.

Parchment lined baking pan with black bean brownie batter in container behind it.
Lining the baking pan with parchment paper makes easy work of getting the brownies out of the pan.
  • Step 3: Pour black bean brownies batter into baking dish and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top

Chocolate chips sprinkled on top of brownie batter in baking pan.
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the batter before you place it in the oven.
  • Step 4: Bake 25-27 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

Cool brownies completely on a cooling rack before removing them from the pan. It makes them much easier to cut!
  • Let cool for 30 minutes before digging in

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Yield: 16

Easy Black Bean Brownies

Easy Black Bean Brownies

These soft & fudgy black bean brownies can be mixed up quickly. In fact, this blender recipe doesn't even require flour! With a rich & chocolatey flavor, you'd never know they are filled with the health benefits of black beans.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz can Black Beans, drained and rinsed (1 1/2 cups drained)
  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease or line with parchment paper an 8×8 baking pan
  2. Put all of the ingredients in the food processor or blender and pulse until smooth (I pulsed the black beans first, then added the liquid items - mixing well after each addition. Then, I add the remaining ingredients. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor as needed.)
  3. Pour batter into baking dish and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
  4. Bake 25-27 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let cool for 30 minutes before digging in.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g

3 Comments

  1. I had to replace the eggs with flaxseed mixed with water. I cooked the brownies an 10 extra minutes and it is still runny.

  2. I am not surprised. Using flaxseeds as an egg substitute can be a little tricky.

  3. Hi Holly! These brownies are awesome! I love that they are so simple to make using simple ingredients I always have on hand. I love that the black beans “secretly” add a healthy component to this well loved delicious dessert. I love the quantity this recipe yields. After all these benefits, the brownies still taste amazing. My family and I love them! We couldn’t wait the 30 minutes for them to cool before we got into them, lol! I have adopted this as my go-to brownie recipe. Thank you for sharing it! Can I use 2 two eggs instead of three for a chewier texture? Can I double the recipe exactly for larger crowds?

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