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Three slices of black bean brownies are stacked on top of each other with a bowl of chocolate chips behind them.

Vegan Black Bean Brownies

You will be swooning for these Vegan Black Bean Brownies, made with less than 10 ingredients. They're easy, delicious, and even healthy too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Black Bean Brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 292kcal
Author Namely Marly



  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 inch square baking pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  • Combine the coconut oil and black beans in a food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  • Add the sugar and chocolate chips to the food processor. It will be a bit bumpy, but pulse for a few seconds (up to 20 - 30 seconds) to break up the chocolate chips. You can always chop the chocolate chips into pieces on a cutting board if you prefer not to put your food processor to the test.
  • Add in the cocoa powder, flour, ground flax, and cornstarch. Give the mixture one more pulse until the ingredients are combined.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan, using a spatula to distribute it equally across the pan. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Once the brownies are done, remove them from the oven and set aside to cool before serving. The brownies will firm up as they cool.
  • Store brownies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Individual brownies can be frozen. Allow them to cool, slice them, and place on a tray. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Then transfer to a freezer bag. They will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.


Use extra dark cocoa powder to make these brownies even more rich.
You can make these gluten-free by using gluten-free baking flour.
Make these into black bean muffins by pouring the batter into greased muffin tins and baking for 20 - 25 minutes.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg