Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

Brownies made with black beans might sound quite unappealing to some of you, but I can assure you these are really delicious. No, I am not saying that they taste exactly like regular brownies, but still pretty delicious and nutritious as beans are a good source of protein and fiber. I used Happy Herbivore’s recipe as inspiration, but slightly tweaked it by adding a little coconut oil and a mix of white and dark chocolate chips, but you can leave them out if you want to.


  • 280 g Cooked black beans, homemade or can
  • 2 Small bananas
  • 30 g Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 70 g Maple syrup
  • 20 g Coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 40 g Quick oats
  • 100 g A mix of white and dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line an 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside. Drain and rinse the cooked black beans.
  2. Combine all the ingredients, except the oats and chocolate chips, in a food processor and blend until completely smooth. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing.