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5 from 21 votes

Black Bean Brownies

These black bean brownies are vegan, flourless, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. A moist, ultra-fudgy, and secretly healthy treat, this recipe is exactly what you need to satisfy that sweet tooth!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, vegan
Servings: 9 brownies
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth



  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup room temperature
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats certified gluten free, if necessary
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cups dark chocolate chips + handful more for topping, use a vegan variety if necessary


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8x8 inch non-stick square baking pan.
  • Combine everything in the food processor except chocolate chips. Process until very smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking pan and top with more chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 20 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!



The batter itself isn’t very sweet, but when combined with the chocolate chips - it’s perfect, so don’t skip the chocolate chips! :)


Serving: 1large brownie | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2120IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg