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Flourless Black Bean Brownies

Have you tried the vegan, gluten-free, and flourless Black Bean Brownies recipe? These healthy treats are incredibly delicious.

October 12, 2022
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Difficulty Medium
Servings 6-8 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 35 mins
Total 50 mins



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180 °C). Lightly oil an 8x8-inch metal square baking pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, combine the black beans, agave, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and orange zest until the mixture is smooth.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the salt, baking powder, sugar, and cocoa powder. Incorporate the black bean mixture and aquafaba until the brownie batter is well mixed.
  4. Gently fold in the chocolate chips, being careful not to overwork the mixture.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking tin. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the brownies pull away from the edge and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Leave to cool for 15-20 minutes before cutting and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Flourless Black Bean Brownies
Serves 6-8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Sodium 82 mg3.6%
Potassium 1056 mg22.5%
Protein 17.1 g34.2%
Total Fat 19.4 g24.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use canned black beans.
  • Drain and rinse the black beans. Rinse and puree the black beans to get a good paste consistency.
  • Use a neutral oil. Coconut oil, grapeseed or canola oil are ideal for this recipe. Do not use olive oil. For more, check out our ‘Types of Cooking Oil’ article.
  • If using eggs, make sure they are at room temperature. Otherwise, the oil in the mixture may clump together.
  • You can use aquafaba or flaxseed eggs instead of eggs.
  • You can use honey, maple syrup, or agave syrup instead of sugar.
  • You can add espresso to the mix for extra chocolate flavor.
  • You can add nuts to add flavor and texture to the brownie. You can add ingredients like walnuts, almonds, pistachios, macadamias, or peanuts.
  • Do not overcook the brownie. Otherwise, the cake will dry out. If a toothpick comes out clean when you insert a toothpick to make sure the cake is cooked, then the cake is done.
  • After cooking, let the brownie cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • You can use a high-speed blender or food processor.
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Black bean brownies are an excellent alternative to the classic brownie with its moist and rich chocolate flavor. When you're craving sweets, try this brownie recipe.

The dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free black bean brownie will be your favorite. Prepare delicious brownies to accompany your coffee pleasure. Enjoy your meal.

How To Make Black Bean Brownies?

You can make this flourless and gluten-free black bean brownie recipe sugar-free or vegan.

How To Make Sugar-Free Black Bean Brownies?

To make sugar-free black bean brownies, use natural sweeteners such as maple syrup, agave syrup, coconut sugar, dates, cane sugar instead of sugar. Also, use unsweetened chocolate.

How To Make Vegan Black Bean Brownies?

To make vegan black bean brownies, use aquafaba, flaxseed eggs, applesauce, or banana instead of eggs. Use sweeteners like maple syrup, agave syrup or stevia instead of honey. Also, be sure to use vegan chocolate.

How To Know When The Black Bean Brownie Is Baked?

To know whether the brownie cake is baked or not, you can do a toothpick test. If it comes out clean when you insert a toothpick into the cake, it is cooked. Otherwise, bake the cake for a while.

What To Serve with Black Bean Brownies?

Homemade flourless and gluten-free black bean brownies are usually served warm with ice cream or milk. It also goes perfectly with peanut butter or whipped cream. It can also be served by sprinkling powdered sugar and sprinkles on it.

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How To Store Black Bean Brownies?

Gluten-free and flourless black bean brownie cakes can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. You will not consume the gluten free brownie you have cooked. Cool it completely at room temperature. Then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Or freeze leftover muffins for up to 3 months. Let it stand at room temperature or warm it in the microwave before serving.

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