Black Bean Brownies (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I love this recipe! An easy, gluten free recipe for black bean brownies that have just the right combination of chocolate and cayenne to make you feel like you're having cafe and dulces in Mexico! Using a food processor is the easiest method, but a blender or even a potato masher can be used instead. My variation of a recipe found at

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. To the bowl of a food processor, add black beans and process until a paste forms.
  3. Add eggs, oil, sugar, cocoa, flour, xanthan gum, vanilla, baking powder and cayenne. Process until smooth and well combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and spread batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool and refrigerate for easier cutting. Store in sealed container or in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

Not a fan. You can't taste the beans but the brownies weren't very good at all, they didn't taste like a brownie to me. I won't be making these again.

BMac June 19, 2011

I made these for a friend who was gluten- and dairy-intolerant. She said they were great. I thought so too. This is a very dense brownie - loved the chocolate chips in it (found some that had no dairy products in them). OK, I was nervous but I couldn't taste the black beans at all! What a great recipe! Thanks.

Maven in the Making May 17, 2011