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Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe

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A black bean brownies recipe was in the back of my Illinois Country Living magazine. I would have never imagined using black beans to make brownies, but I knew I had to give it a try. I love black beans and have been obsessed with them lately, so it only makes sense that I add them to a dessert.

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Black beans have many health benefits. Of course, this is not the best way to incorporate them into your diet, but it’s a good way to satisfy a brownie craving. 😉 I love eating black beans in tacos, or even warmed up with just a dash of sea salt.

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe


  • 15.5 oz can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 T. canola oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp strong brewed coffee
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease a 9 x 13″ baking pan
  3. Process black beans in a food processor until smooth
  4. Mix beans with eggs, oil, sugar, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, baking powder, and salt
  5. Mix everything until smooth
  6. Add in 1/2 cup of the mini chocolate chips
  7. Pour batter into pan and sprinkle with the rest of the chips
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes
  9. Let cool completely before cutting

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe

The flavor of these black bean brownies turned out to be a rich, dark chocolate. Mike detected the hint of coffee flavor. I didn’t notice it, but I am a huge coffee drinker, and he is not. The texture is good, although I prefer my brownies to be chewier.

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe

Neither one of us noticed the black beans. I don’t believe they affected the flavor at all. Overall I thought the brownies were darn tasty, and I would definitely make them again.

Have you ever tried black bean brownies? What’s your favorite brownie recipe?

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