The Best Black Bean Brownies (Flourless)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

No one will ever guess that black beans are the secret ingredient in this recipe! Surprisingly delicious, almost fudge like. taste really good cold ...Yummy! (from Whole Foods Blog)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Butter an 8-inch baking pan.
  3. Place the black beans, eggs, melted butter, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth.
  4. Remove the blade and carefully stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan.
  5. Bake the brownies for 30 to 35 minutes, or until just set in the center.
  6. Cool before cutting into squares.
Most Helpful

These taste like real brownies! I didn't have a food processor and used a mixer, which left bits of beans. Next time I may try blending the beans first. The taste is great, though, and even the texture with the bean bits isn't bad. Very chocolaty and my kids and husband loved them.

Holly-O August 13, 2010

Not bad. The consistancy is very fudgy. You can still kinda taste the beans. I used honey in place of the sugar. Probably would be good with icing on top.

MDM August 10, 2010

These are good! Obviously not like regular brownies, but that is to be expected. The chocolate flavor was rich. The texture is not fudgey or cakey.. it's... soft and smooth. I couldn't taste black beans at all, but there was something interesting about the flavor- no one would guess, but they would wonder! I did everything as written (including chips and nuts) except did 3 tbs butter and 2 sour cream. I will make these again.

newmama May 14, 2011