Black Bean Brownies (Gluten Free)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

These are flourless brownies made with pureed black beans! You won't believe it! You can substitute spices for the vanilla. I used about 1 tsp. Penzey's Apple Pie Spice and it was terrific.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix ingredients together in a blender/food processor until pureed.
  2. Pour into a greased 8x8 cake pan.
  3. Stir in some chocolate chips and nuts, or leave plain.
  4. Bake at 350 F for approximately 30 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely before cutting.


Most Helpful

A-MA-ZING! Just found out I was gluten intolerant recently, and have really been craving some chocolately pastry treat. These are without a doubt the best brownies I have ever made. Way better than anything boxed. They are not your traditional brownie consistency, more like fudge, but that's the way I like them! Make sure you use CANNED black beans. Organic with low sodium is the best way to go. Make sure to really blend the ingredients well to get the beans into really fine particles. I used a blender and it worked great. I added an extra tbs of chocolate to make them super tasty. My boyfriend was dubious and even he liked them! For the reviewers who said they tasted like beans: you must have done it wrong, because I have no idea what you are talking about. These taste great!

lhanderson86 August 03, 2011

Ok shocking but true we all loved these. I have made these several times and have been adding 1 1/2 teaspoons of both baking powder and baking soda to the recipe. It makes them more cake-like which I like a little better.also like other comments said. i actually push the kids to eat them now for a snack . BUT NO one knows the secret of the beans inside.

faz240 December 13, 2010

I made these last night. I followed the advice of some of the other reviews and added 1 more TBSP of cocoa powder and 1 1/2 tsp of both baking soda and baking powder. They turned out great, very moist.

Aunty Lynn February 24, 2012

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