Flour-less Black Bean Brownies

These fudgey black bean brownies are decadent, rich, and moist. But surprise! There is no flour! Instead they are packed with protein rich black beans – and sooo delicious! 
kid eating a black bean brownie
You can’t have too much of a good thing, right? Especially when you are talking about warm, made from scratch brownies.
These brownies are dark, complex and cakey. The fact that they contain no flour, lots of protein from black beans, antioxidants from dark chocolate, and only a little bit of sugar pretty makes these a health food. Right? That’s my story and I am sticking to it!
Cutting Black Bean Brownies
They also contain two super special ingredients that give these a complex and amazing flavor you can’t find anywhere else! Don’t be afraid of the coffee – you absolutely can’t taste it (I fed these to my mom, who swears she can taste even the hint of coffee and she had no clue), but it adds some richness to the brownie, and balsamic vinegar.  No one will guess they are made with black beans. No one.
Apparently I have a thing for sneaky brownies, because I also have this awesome black bean brownie recipe that is equally good.
 black bean brownies in a stack

Be brave and try them, you wont be disappointed! Just don’t eat the whole pan by yourself, ok?



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kid eating a black bean brownie

Flour-less Black Bean Brownies

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Bars
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These black bean brownies are rich, dark, fudgey, and so decadent! No one will know they are healthy!



1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

2 eggs

1/2 cup dark cocoa powder

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp oil

1 TBSP milk

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp freshly ground coffee

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided


Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease an 8×8 square baking pan.
Using a food processor, blend together all the ingredients (except chocolate chips) together until smooth.
Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips evelyn on the top.
Bake 30-32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely before slicing and Enjoying!

 (recipe from Skinny Taste)


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  • Reply
    April 23, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Oh wow, theses sound goooooood! You're right, can't have too many brownie recipes 😉 Congrats on the house!!!

  • Reply
    Bec at It's Yummi
    February 1, 2018 at 1:18 PM

    Jenni, I’ve seen no less than 20 black bean brownie recipes but none looked as fudgy as yours! I’ve got to try this recipe!

    • Reply
      February 4, 2018 at 8:49 PM

      awww, thanks! I hope you enjoy them!

  • Reply
    February 1, 2018 at 4:40 PM

    Wow! I’m intrigued for sure!

  • Reply
    February 2, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    Ooh, I’m going to make these this weekend – thank you for the recipe!

    • Reply
      February 4, 2018 at 8:49 PM

      I hope you enjoy these!

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    Lisa | Garlic + Zest
    February 2, 2018 at 1:59 PM

    How did you get them to be so “noir” — I’ve never seen darker brownies before, they look intensely fudgy!

    • Reply
      February 4, 2018 at 8:48 PM

      I think its the combination of the black beans and the cocoa powder! They are just so rich!

  • Reply
    February 2, 2018 at 2:12 PM

    I would love to give this a try!

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    February 2, 2018 at 2:36 PM

    THese look so incredibly fudgy! Nice!

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    February 2, 2018 at 3:10 PM

    OMG Jenni, these look so decadent! Love that they have some protein with the black beans and no flour!

    • Reply
      February 4, 2018 at 8:48 PM

      Thanks! They are a great snack that you don’t have to feel quite so bad about eating!

  • Reply
    February 2, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    I love love love the balsamic vinegar twist in these brownies…very unexpected! I am so excited to bookmark and share this recipe! I can tell it’s going to be outstanding!

    • Reply
      February 4, 2018 at 8:47 PM

      It gives it a little bit of depth of flavor that you wouldn’t expect! Its like a secret ingredient!

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