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Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Jodi Danen, RDJodi Danen, RD
Oooey gooey brownies with a good nutrient profile?! Yes, please! These double chocolate brownies are so good it's hard to just have one. They are oil free and contain no flour.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Passive Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 99 kcal


  • 1 15 oz. can low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips plus extra for sprinkling on top
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8x8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  • Add black beans and 2 tbsp. water to blender. Puree until smooth. Add additional 1 Tbsp. water if beans are still too thick to puree. Scrape sides of blender to ensure all beans are pureed.
  • Add eggs, applesauce, sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, vanilla, baking soda and salt to blender and blend until well mixed.
  • Pour into prepared baking dish and bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick knife inserted into center of pan comes out clean. Let cool before slicing.



Serving: 1brownieCalories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 120mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 49IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baking, brownies, dessert, gluten free
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