The Best Vegan Black Bean Brownies
These vegan black bean brownies are healthy, easy, and scrumptious – by far the best recipe I’ve tried! Using just a few common ingredients, you can whip up a batch in just 30 minutes.
Remember a few years ago when someone came up with the idea to add black beans to brownies and we all thought it was crazy? Turns out, it’s actually delicious.
Why Opt For Vegan Black Bean Brownies?
- They’re delicious – seriously SO chocolatey, moist, and sweet.
- They’re packed with nutrients like fiber, plant protein, and iron.
- They’re easy to make.
- You can totally justify eating them for breakfast!
I’m a big fan of nutritious treats (those that satisfy your sweet tooth and give you a nutritional boost). And yes, my recipes often involve beans. Who says beans are just meant for main dishes?! My Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies and Chocolate Tofu Mousse will have you thinking otherwise.
But back to the brownies.
This moist, delicious, dessert is the perfect chocolatey fix when you’re wanting something sweet. Plus, they’re packed with nutrients – not only from the fiber-filled beans but also from the whole grain oat flour. And if bean-filled desserts still aren’t your thing, no worries. I also have brownies made with sweet potato ;)
While I know that bean desserts probably sound weird if you haven’t tried them, you wouldn’t even guess that these brownies are made with beans. Believe me, I totally tricked my husband. And not only did he like them, he finished them off in two days flat. Luckily, you only need 30 minutes to make these vegan black bean brownies, so I quickly whipped up another batch.
Give them a try and let me know what you think! They make an awesome dessert, snack, or nibble along with your morning coffee.
The Best Vegan Black Bean Brownies
These Black Bean Brownies are easy, healthy, and delicious!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9 brownies
- ¾ cup oat flour
- 1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup cocoa powder (10g)
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt (omit if beans or almond butter are salted)
- 1 tablespoon espresso ground coffee (can use decaf, optional)
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Add black beans to a food processor or high-speed blender, and process until smooth. If you don't have a food processor, you can mash with a fork.
- Add the almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract to the beans, and stir until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, combine the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and ground coffee.
- Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and stir until everything is incorporated.
- Fold in half of the chocolate chips, saving the other half to top the batter.
- Spread into a 9x9 glass or ceramic baking dish, and top with the remaining chocolate chips
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Looking for more vegan dessert ideas? Try these! >>
- Easy Vegan Apple Crisp
- Chocolate Coconut Nice Cream
- 4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Banana Zucchini Oat Bread
- Vegan Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls
PIN the post! >>
Weigh-in: Have you had any bean-filled desserts? Will you try these Vegan Black Bean Brownies?
IF YOU’RE INSPIRED BY THIS POST MAKE SURE TO SNAP A PIC AND TAG #WHITSKITCH - I'D LOVE TO SEE!
Could I do these with almond flour instead?
Whitney E. RD says:
I haven’t tried it but I think it would work. If you try it, let me know!
I’m wondering why the coffee? Do you have to add it? Is it actual coffee grounds?
drift boss says:
It looks yummy. I will make it for my family