Flourless Black Bean Brownies

flourless blackbean brownies

I am not going to lie to you and tell you that these are healthy brownies. They have sugar. They have chocolate. They have oil.

The brownies are mainly made of black beans, which honestly you cannot taste, that add extra fiber and protein. Instead of butter, there is coconut oil. In place of white sugar, I used raw cane sugar. There is no flour. These brownies are delicious. Don’t let the black beans stop you.

I believe in cooking with real ingredients, fresh local produce and making high quality meals for my family. That does not mean however, that I do not like to indulge, because I do! And these brownies, hit the spot.


  • 1 (15 oz.) can of no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract * optional
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • pinch of flaky sea salt * I used black flake sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Spread thin layer of coconut oil over parchment paper and set aside. Place black beans, coconut oil, eggs, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, and cane sugar in food processor and blend until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.

Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Sprinkle flaky sea salt over brownies. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until set. Cool before serving.



Ashley Marti

Ashley writes a lifestyle and food blog called Local Haven. Her focus is on food, style, family, local living and life in the Pacific Northwest. Ashley and her family recently moved to the beautiful Columbia Gorge, where together they are discovering what life is like in a small town.

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