Black Bean Brownie Recipe

These brownies are gluten free and vegan with an extra protein punch! I love desserts that you can feel good about and these definitely fall into that category – with just a touch of sweetness and a smidge of balsamic reduction to give them a bit of depth, these babies are exactly what you want to reach for as a late afternoon snack.

Black Bean Brownies (makes 8)

  • 1/4 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups black beans, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp balsamic reduction
  • Optional: 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pulse dry ingredients in a food processor to mix (oats, almond flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt). Next, top with black beans, melted coconut oil, vanilla, almond milk, sugars, and balsamic reduction and mix until batter has a creamy consistency.

Grease a 9 x 6 cake pan and pour batter on top. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top as desired. Bake for ~30 minutes.