black bean brownies vegan gluten free ice cream
Fudgy Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These fudgy double chocolate brownies are rich, chocolatey and probably as healthy as possible without missing on taste. They also happen to be vegan, gluten-free and can even be nut free, so that really anyone can enjoy them. Serve these delicious brownies with vanilla (n)ice cream.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 brownies
Author: Mina
  • 3 cups black beans, cooked (500 g)
  • 1 cup quick oats (100 g)
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp coconut blossom sugar (or raw cane sugar)
  • 4 tbsp cacao (50 g)
  • 4 tbsp almond butter (see notes) (80 g)
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil (or liquid coconut oil) (20 g)
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract (or powder)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt (only if beans are unsalted!)
  • 1/2 cup bitter sweet chocolate chips, or chopped dark chocolate (100 g)
  • more bitter sweet chocolate chips, or chopped dark chocolate (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C) and grease a baking dish or line with parchment paper. 

  2. Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor until smooth. Then stir in the chocolate chips. Transfer dough into prepared baking dish, smoothen and sprinkle some extra chocolate chips over the top (optional, but highly recommended).

  3. Bake brownies for about 20 minutes (test if done with a wooden stick) and let them cool completely afterwards. 

Recipe Notes