Best Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies

I used to make black bean brownies quite often but I would add protein powder into the batter and use bananas to sweeten them instead of brown sugar.  When every macro counts, and it’s crunch time to reach your goal, you put up with odd textures in your baking. But nowadays if I’m craving healthy brownies I actually want to feel like I’m eating a delicious cheat-day treat and these brownies deliver! They’re rich, decadent and taste even better than regular brownies. Give them a try and I guarantee  that you’ll be shocked they were made with black beans!

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.9g9%
Saturated Fat 3.2g16%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 55mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 26.1g9%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g16%
Total Sugars 17.4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin D 3mcg17%
Calcium 58mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
Potassium 379mg8%


  • 1 can of Black Beans (540ml) 
  • 1 cup diced Avocado chunks
  • 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 2 Eggs or Flax Eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Peanut Butter 
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Espresso Powder
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips


  1.  Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease pan
  3. Blend Black Beans, Avocado chunks, Eggs, Avocado Oil, Peanut Butter and Vanilla together to a fairly smooth consistency and add to mixing bowl
  4. Add Espresso Powder, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Cocoa Powder and Brown Sugar and whisk well to combine
  5. Mix in all of the chocolate chips or save some for the top if desired 
  6. Add batter to greased pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips if desired 
  7. Bake for 30-35 mins or until toothpick comes out clean from center
best gluten free black bean brownie recipe


Recipe By: Sofia Martimianakis

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Debrah says:

    This looks wonderful and because I’m trying to stay away from wheat gluten, looks like a win for me. Thanks for sharing it and now I know what is going to be served after dinner tonight.


    1. Amazing! I hope you like them as much as I do (=


  2. Oh, I used to prep these. Thank you for the reminder. Your recipe looks great


    1. Thank you! Same I used to make them every two weeks.. They were my guilty pleasure breakfast treat


  3. Chamblain says:

    These look wonderful! Sometimes you just got to give it up to the power of the bean! I will definitely give these a try! Thanks for the share! Cheers! -Chamblain


  4. davidyochim says:

    I love the versatility of black beans!


  5. Very nice! Going to try this!


  6. Filomena says:

    Sofia Martimianakis, what an inventor you are! I see these and I’m literally drilling right now. They look mouth wateringly delicious. Can’t wait to try them out.


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