Fudgey Black Bean Brownies

These chocolatey brownies are full of goodness. They contain no gluten, dairy or refined sugar and have a decent hit of protein! The ideal sweet treat!

Fudgey Black Bean Brownies

Servings 12
Cook Time 30 mins


  • 1 400g can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cup maple syrup or coconut sugar


  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a small loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and combine for about 2 minutes, until thick and smooth. Alternatively, mash the beans in a large bowl and whisk in all remaining ingredients until very smooth.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared tin and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until brownie springs back when pressed.
  • Allow to cool for about 1 hour before turning out onto cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Cut cooled brownie into 10 delicious squares. Coat with a little sifted cocoa, if desired.


Nutritional Info (per serve)
Energy (kJ): 508
Energy (Cal): 121
Carbohydrate (g): 18.6
Protein (g): 3.9
Fat (g): 3.3
Saturated Fat (g): 0.9
Sugars (g): 14.6
Calories: 121kcal

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  1. Jo says:

    OMGODDESS! So I have just made these to take to the Kindy end of year festive holiday party and they are so delicious, I may need to make another batch for me and my work colleagues. Thanks for such a delicious recipe.

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