Dessert Gluten Free

Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe

The first time I heard of black bean brownies, I was confused. Was this a dip or a dessert? We have been trying to eat more fiber and healthier, and since Sam is now going gluten free I figured I should give it a try. I was very very skeptical, especially since the mixture is very liquidy compared to a normal brownie mixture, but trust me it will come out great, you will love this black bean brownies recipe!

It is actually a very simple recipe, very straightforward. Blend everything, sprinkle with chocolate yummy goodness, bake the brownies and enjoy! Sam has been asking for them over and over again. They are super chewy, gooey and decadent. You would not believe they are so low carb and healthy!

And of course, since I am coconut obsessed I had to sneak some in there. Ok, alot in there. I just love coconut in everything, and it gives it another layer of flavor and some chewiness.

Honestly, with this bean brownie recipe, you won’t even know the difference, and I might even say itΒ is better than a traditional brownie recipe.

I think next time, I might try swirling in some peanut butter! What do you think I should try to add in there?

Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 9 brownies
Author: Start Eating Organic


  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coco powder
  • chocolate chips, topping
  • coconut flakes, optional, topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Wash and strain the can of beans.

  3. Put all the ingredients except the chocolate chips & coconut flakes in a food processor. Blend until smooth. The mixture will be liquidy, but that is normal. If you want to add chocolate chips or coconut flakes do it after you finish blending and fold them in with a spatula.

  4. Grease an 8x8 pan, I used a glass one. Then pour the mixture into the pan and then top it with a sprinkle of coconut & chocolate chips.

  5. Bake in the oven for 28 minutes. When done, let them cool for 30 min and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

It might not look done when you pull it out but it will set as it cools.


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Comments (27)

  1. I’ve never tried black bean brownies because I’m skeptical of the flavor. However, yours look so good and sound really easy to make. I’ll probably break down and give them a try someday soon. πŸ™‚

    1. I literally just made another batch today, because Sam kept asking me for it. He is a complete brownie snob and loves them. Dive right in girl, you won’t regret it!

  2. This is a wonderful find for me. My son has just been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and needs to eat gluten free. I will be trying this one this weekend. I’m sure it will be a big hit.

  3. We love black bean brownies – they’re always fun to make for a party & then have folks try to guess what the ingredients are! Looking forward to trying your version! Yum!

  4. Oh my goodness. I have to try these as soon as I get access to a proper kitchen again. I used to make black bean brownies when we were back in Luxembourg, ALL THE TIME. They were my favourite things. I am looking forward to try & play around with different recipes like this one – and damn, the coconut is a perfect addition. I will make sure to tag you when I make those <3

    1. I want to make a chickpea brownie next, probably a blondie, not brownie. I know I can’t believe the stuff is so damn good, and makes you feel completely guilt free. I also want to make these with coffee essence too, so its like a mocha brownie, then I can have more caffeine, the MOST important food group. HAHA