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Black Bean Brownies (Gluten Free)

A simple brownie recipe made entirely in the food processor and using a whole can of black beans.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Jenn


  • 1 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips + some for the top
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt


  • Preheat oven to 350º. In a food processor, combine the beans, chocolate chips and oil. Blend until combined. Add the eggs, brown sugar, cocoa, vanilla, baking powder and salt; cover and process until smooth.
  • Transfer to a 9x9 square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with extra chocolate chips, if desired and cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars and enjoy!
  • *recipe slightly adapted from
  • Taste of Home


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 97mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 22g