Black Bean Brownies

  • Author: Simple Vegan Blog
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American, Vegan

Black bean brownies, a tasty dessert made with black beans instead of flour. They’re vegan, gluten-free, super healthy and so easy to make.

Black Bean Brownies
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  • 1 15-ounce can of black beans (425 g), drained and rinsed, see notes
  • 1 cup brown, cane or coconut sugar (180 g)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (40 g)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (4 tbsp or 65 ml), melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, optional
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 2 tbsp vegan chocolate chips, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF or 180ºC.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a food processor or a powerful blender (except the vegan chocolate chips) and blend until smooth.
  3. Line an 8×8 inch (20×20 cm) square baking pan with some parchment paper. You could also grease the pan with some coconut oil if you don’t want to use parchment paper.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan, smoothing the top out evenly, and top with the chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes (my brownies were ready in 35 minutes). Remove from the oven, allow to cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely before slicing.
  6. Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.


  • I cooked the black beans from scratch, so I used 1 and 1/2 cups or 250 g of cooked black beans. You could also use other types of beans.
  • Nutritional info doesn’t include the chocolate chips.


  • Serving Size: 1/9 of the recipe
  • Calories: 189
  • Sugar: 19.9 g
  • Sodium: 77 mg
  • Fat: 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.8 g
  • Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g