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Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe

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Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe

Welcome to our new, favorite treat that you don’t have to feel guilty about! These Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies are surprisingly delicious. They are decadent, full of chocolate goodness and have healthier ingredients.

gluten-free black bean brownies

I enjoy them because I get that chocolate-y taste to satisfy my cravings without getting the bloat that happens with gluten.  I don’t feel guilty one iota for eating them or serving them.

gluten-free black bean brownies

Seriously now how many brownie recipes taste good that have chia seeds, coconut oil and black beans and NO flour? None that I tried until now so I’m thrilled to share this treat with you. Perfect any time as almost everyone loves a chocolate treat but it’s a healthier treat option for everyone!

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These Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies are surprisingly delicious. They are decadent, full of chocolate goodness and have healthier ingredients

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Now don’t these gluten-free black bean brownies look delicious, moist and decadent? Are you ready to have one now? In case you’re wondering I personally don’t think they taste like black beans.

gluten-free black bean brownies

However, I also don’t think they taste exactly like regular brownies but I enjoy these gluten-free black bean brownies regardless. They satisfy my chocolate craving and that works for me! I also don’t feel guilty having one in the morning not when I’m getting my intake of chia seeds with them. That’s my excuse and I’m going to stick with it. 

gluten-free black bean brownies

Now let’s get to this gluten-free black bean brownies recipe shall we?

Yield: 12-15

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe

gluten-free black bean brownies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 15oz can black beans, rinsed/drained
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 + 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips to a food processor or powerful blender.
  3. Blend until completely smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  4. Remove the blade from your food processor, and stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  5. Spray an 8 x 10" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, and line one side of it with parchment paper. The parchment will help you lift the brownies out later.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared dish and spread it out evenly.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
    on top.
  8. Place the dish in the center of the oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
  10. Using the parchment paper, lift the brownies out of the pan and place them on the counter.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

gluten-free black bean brownies


Now that doesn’t seem very hard does it? Even that little bit of work is totally worth it to have these gluten-free black bean brownies ready to serve at home.

gluten-free black bean brownies

I do suggest that you use a food processor as we first tried these with just a Magic Bullet type of blender and I found it didn’t have the texture I liked. It wasn’t as smooth if that makes sense. 

gluten-free black bean brownies

My other suggestion is that you should bake them when no one is home, have one or two and enjoy with your coffee or hot chocolate and then let the rest of the family know about them.

gluten-free black bean brownies

If you don’t snag one before anyone is around they may be gone before you know it, they are that yummy. After all the person who bakes them should definitely get to taste one or two before they’re all gone right?


What are some of your favorite desserts? Tell us we’d love to know and feel free to share them below. So are you going to make these brownies?

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By on February 5th, 2016

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25 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe”

  1. These brownies do look so good. I would never make brownies, b/c they aren’t healthy, but I want to make these as soon as I get the ingredients! I’ve heard of Asian desserts using black beans, but not brownies!

  2. I am interested in more desserts that don’t include flour so this is something I really want to try. Thank you so so much! 🙂

  3. I made this recipe for my husband and I tonight. We love it. These brownies will become a regular at hour house. Thanks so very much for sharing this recipe.

  4. Now this is a recipe I’d really love to try. We love brownies in this household. I have heard of the black bean brownies before but never came across a recipe. I am very curious about how they taste. They look wonderful, just like a regular flour brownie. I’m saving this recipe, thanks for sharing!

  5. I love black beans!! these look really yum….will be giving this recipe a try…..although I would like to cut back on the sugar somewhat…maybe sub in a banana or something….hmmmm…..

  6. Would like to try this.Have made them from a healthy mix of banana,ground flax,chia seeds ground,and oatmeal.It tastes amazing and has NO SUGAR!

  7. I wonder how people come up with recipes like this. I haven’t tried it so I can’t comment on the flavor. They look like regular brownies.

  8. Im going to be honest. When I saw black bean brownies I thought eww! Now that I have seen them and what goes in them, Im thinking oh yum! Lol! I pinned this one for sure. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  9. I have heard of this before but this is the first time I had a chance to see how they were made. I’ll save this and see about making some for our Pot Luck. Thanks for sharing.

  10. These look so good and moist and so much healthier. I will have to give these a try. I have been eating healthy since the first of the year. I occasionally get hungry for some dessert. I will give these a try

  11. They look just like brownies. If I knew there were beans in it beforehand, I’d think I could taste it. I’d have to try these without knowing, so I wouldn’t have it in my mind.


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