Vegan Black Bean Brownies

April 18, 2023

Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Yes, these brownies are made with black beans, but I promise no one will know! Plus, the black beans add protein and fiber without compromising texture or flavor. So, go ahead & give them a try!
Course Dessert
Servings 12 Brownies


  • 1 ½ cups black beans 1 15 oz. can, drained and rinsed very well (250g)
  • 1 T cocoa powder 10g
  • ½ cup quick oats 40g
  • ¼ t sea salt The main differences between sea salt and table salt are in their tastes, texture and processing. Sea salt comes from evaporated sea water and is minimally processed, so it may retain trace minerals. … Regular table salt comes from salt mines and is processed to eliminate minerals.
  • ½ cup maple syrup OR 1/3 cup maple syrup & 2 T stevia/sugar Unrefined sugars are a little less processed so they retain more minerals, antioxidants, and other good-for-you plant nutrients that are removed during more extensive refining processes.
  • ¼ cup coconut oil or avocado oil Choose oils that are either cold-pressed and virgin, or expeller-pressed and naturally refined without chemicals and high heat. Chosen Foods avocado oil is naturally refined and expeller pressed.
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ t baking powder
  • ½ to ⅔ cup chocolate chips or chopped up chocolate Halloween candy or choice


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Really blend well. (A blender can work if you absolutely must, but the texture—and even the taste—will be much better in a food processor.
  • Stir in the chips or chopped up chocolate candy of choice, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan.
  • Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips or candy pieces over the top.
  • Cook the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut.
  • If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up!
  • Enjoy!