Fudgy, fibrous and fabulous! These Black Bean Brownies hit the spot when you’re having a chocolate craving!

Beans serve as a fantastic ally in safeguarding against gut-related ailments! Incorporating beans into your diet could enhance the integrity of the intestinal barrier, fostering a flourishing environment for beneficial gut bacteria! Remember, a healthy gut translates to a harmonious connection along the gut-brain axis.

Recipe by Naturally Nora

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies Cook time: 40 mins Serves: 9


  • 2 cups Black Beans (cooked)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Raw Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3.5 oz Dark Chocolate (chopped and divided)
  • 1/4 cup Sliced Almonds


  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350oF (177oC) and line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper. (Use a bigger dish if making more than 9 servings.)
  2. 2 Add the cooked black beans and eggs to a food processor. Turn it on and stream in the coconut oil. Let the food processor blend for about 60 seconds, or until the black beans are very smooth.
  3. 3 Add vanilla, salt, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, honey and baking powder to the black bean batter. Blend until all incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed.
  4. 4 Add half of the chocolate to the brownie batter and pulse 5 or 6 times until it is mixed in.
  5. 5 Transfer brownie batter to the prepared baking dish and smooth into an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate and the sliced almonds evenly over top of the brownies.
  6. 6 Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
  7. 7 Let the brownies cool completely before transferring to the fridge for at least 4 hours before cutting into squares. Enjoy!


These brownies keep well in the fridge up to 4 days. Freeze for longer.
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