2 gluten free black bean brownies stacked on eachother

Black Bean Brownies

These Flourless Brownies are made with a shocking ingredient: BLACK BEANS!!! These Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies are tender, fudgy, decadent, and full of rich cocoa flavor. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Black Bean Brownies, Flourless Brownies, Gluten Free Brownies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16


  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup evaporated cane sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • a few handfuls of chocolate chips or peanut butter chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. 

  2. Rinse and drain beans.

  3. Add all ingredients except for the chocolate chips into a food processor and process until completely smooth and blended well together.

  4. Pour the batter into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips, if using. 

  5. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until set.

Recipe Notes