Vegan Gluten Free Black Beans Chocolate Brownies

This is the best brownie recipe ever! Rich and deep chocolate taste, perfect texture and very easy to make.

They are high in protein, gluten free and vegan – definitely a crowds pleaser!

Black beans make them high in protein, so those brownies can be the ideal post-work out snack – definitely tastier and more satisfying that a shake!



  • 250g black beans (one can, drained and rinsed very well)
  • 10g cocoa powder
  • 40g quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 75g pure maple syrup or agave syrup
  • Pinch uncut stevia OR 2 tbsp sugar
  • 40g coconut oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 75g to 90g chocolate chips (Not optional. Omit at your own risk)
  • Optional: more chips, for presentation


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Blend well. (A blender can work if you absolutely must, but the texture—and even the taste—will be much better in a food processor.)
  3. Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 20x20cm (8×8 inch) pan. Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top.
  4. Cook the black bean brownies for 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut. If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will firm up!
  5. Makes 9-12 brownies. If you make this recipe, don’t forget to leave a review!



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