Dark chocolate black bean brownies

I am in love with these Dark chocolate black bean brownies. It is my first time baking with black beans but for sure it will not be my last.

Why haven’t I made these Dark chocolate black bean brownies before? OH MY….these are just sensational. I will tell you that the texture may be a little bit different from the real brownie counterpart but nonetheless nothing that can not be handle. I will be making these for years to come, I am glad I got multiple cans of black beans :-)

Now I must worn you. I found two things that you have to be aware off when making these Dark chocolate black bean brownies:

1. Make sure you grease and flour the 8×8 baking pan really well. These brownies stick to the pan like crazy. Mine did and it was not fun taking them out. Use parchment paper instead of the butter and flour to make sure your brownies don’t stick. It works much much better!!

2. Make sure you cut the brownies and get them out of the pan when they are completely cooled down. I didn’t wait and the brownies crumbled quite a bit. Not that I cared much, they got eaten either way!!

Now, after making these I want to improve my own chocolate brownie version and make them healthier. Will see what I can come up with.

Anyhow, I highly suggest you try these Dark chocolate black bean brownies. Next time I will add a 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder and see how that affects the spongy consistency of the brownies.


You just need to place all of the ingredients, except chocolate chips and walnuts in the food processor and you are good to go. Just make sure you super duper grease and flour the baking pan so that you can remove the brownies easy. Mine got stuck up a bit even though I did greased and floured the pan :-(

According to my husband these are the best brownies I have made so far. Now I feel bad and I want to improve my own brownie chocolate version :-)

These are moist, taste like chocolate, and not black beans, and are a lot better for you than many versions out there :-) I am so glad I made these!!


Dark chocolate black bean brownies

Yield: 10-12 servings

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 15.5 oz. can black beans, thoroughly rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon unrefined sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped, optional
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, more if you like



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place parchment paper in the bottom of an 8×8″ baking pan. Grease the parchment paper. This will be your security blanket to make sure the brownies don't stick to the pan!!

Place all the ingredients except chocolate chips and walnuts in a food processor or blender and pulse thoroughly until smooth and well combined.

Pour batter in the baking dish. Top with nuts and chocolate chips. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is dry and edges begin to pull away from the baking dish. Cool completely before cutting.

Adapted from all recipes


Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 12 servings. It does give a bit more :-)

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  1. I am so excited to make this recipe for my daughter’s 3rd birthday.
    I will make cupcakes and a cake as well. I will be so glad to give my daughter and the other children, a healthy dessert! Miryam thank you for all the wonderful recipes you always post.
    Also I want to know if I could use whole wheat pastry flour, and what will be the amount of cups to use?
    Thank You!

    • Thanks so much :-) You could use whole wheat pastry flour but the amount I wouldn’t be sure off. Bc coconut flour behaves in a different fashion, absorbing tons of liquids, the substitution wouldn’t be 1:1. I don’t know exactly what the amount would be though. The only way is through experimenting with the recipe. Sorry!

  2. They are adorable.
    I can’t wait to bake for my gluten free friends. Looks delicious.
    The coconut flour is the only one in it, interesting. Loving it Miriam. Hope you had a great weekend.

  3. Nice chocolate cupcakes love it!Thanks for recipe :)

  4. These are beautiful! I love how simple yet classic they are!

  5. Such, pretty little things. I think my son would be over the moon to lick the white chocolate frosting bowl!

  6. They look so adorable and beautiful. The white chocolate frosting is definitely something for my husband. Might just whip up a batch for his birthday too.

  7. Do you use ground coffee or liquid?

  8. Your all post are really nutritive & good for health. I really liked it. I am going to follow your blog always. Very useful too.

  9. Oh, love the white chocolate frosting!

  10. These are gorgeous! I may try and make them with coconut sugar to make them Paleo!

  11. Y como.podríamos sustituir los huevos los veganos? Gracias

  12. Recipe for the graham crackers please??

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