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Healthy vegan black bean brownies recipe

The Best Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Fudgy, high protein treats that are also gluten-free!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gluten-Free, High protein, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 brownies
Calories 161kcal
Author Lauren Goslin


  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/8 tsp powdered stevia extract
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 Tbsp water as needed
  • 3 Tbsp dark chocolate chips optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the oats to the processor FIRST, and process them until they resemble a flour.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (except the chocolate chips), and process until smooth and well combined.
  • Add water in as needed to create a pourable, but thick, batter. I usually use one tablespoon.
  • Pulse in the chocolate chips, if using, or save them for the top!
  • Pour the batter into a well-oiled 8 x 8 baking dish.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes (knife or toothpick should come out clean).
  • Put the brownies in the fridge to cool (still in the pan), untouched for about 30 minutes. This is crucial to keeping the shape of the brownie, as there is no binding agent present.
  • Once cooled, cut and serve!


Nutrition facts do not include chocolate chips.
WW Points: 7


Sugar: 11.1g | Fiber: 3.8g | Calories: 161kcal | Fat: 7g | Protein: 3.7g | Carbohydrates: 23.8g