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. 
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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
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. 
  • Rinse and drain beans.
  • Add all ingredients except for the chocolate chips into a food processor and process until completely smooth and blended well together.
  • Pour the batter into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips, if using. 
  • Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until set.


  • Use granulated sugar, coconut sugar or maple syrup in place of evaporated cane sugar. 
  • Use canola oil or melted butter in place of coconut oil.
  • Store brownies in fridge for up to 5 days. 
  • Brownies are best eaten after cooled and chilled.