The BEST Black Bean Brownies Recipe ever + a video! I make these embarrassingly often because they are the perfect healthy dessert that's ready in 30 minutes and are delicious straight from the oven. #dairyfree #glutenfree #brownies #chocolate #blackbeans #blackbeanbrownies #vitamix #recipe #video

Sometimes I factor dessert as part of my meal. I’m not kidding either. I plan how much I will eat at dinner based on the amount of dessert I’m in the mood for that night. That’s why I focus on making healthy sweets…because if you’re going to eat dessert every day it probably should be good for you! 😉  And it’s no secret that these Black Bean Brownies are my all-time favorites.

I mean really, if you follow my stories on Instagram then you know how often I blend up a batch of these beauties. Topped with this Vegan Peanut Butter Frosting, they’re one of my top 3 favorite desserts ever. They are loaded with protein and fiber and are gluten & dairy-free! So you can feel good about enjoying a little chocolatey treat!

The BEST Black Bean Brownies Recipe ever + a video! I make these embarrassingly often because they are the perfect healthy dessert that's ready in 30 minutes and are delicious straight from the oven. #dairyfree #glutenfree #brownies #chocolate #blackbeans #blackbeanbrownies #vitamix #recipe #video

Have I mentioned how much I love my Vitamix? Oh I have? Well humor me for another minute! {Side note: I have taught autocorrect the word “Vitamix” on all my electronic devices. I obsessively wax on about my blender not a vitamiN thankyouverymuch}. Any who, the Vitamix takes unusual ingredients and turns them into something beautiful. Like a can of beans mixed with other seemingly unrelated pantry staples…into these irresistibly fudgy {is there any other kind of brownie?}, insanely chocolatey, black bean brownies….(sigh).

These are the only black bean brownies I have ever made that taste good directly out of the oven {and I’ve tried tons}. I still like to let them cool a little bit so they retain their shape better. But if patience around brownies isn’t your forte, feel free to dig right in.

The BEST Black Bean Brownies Recipe ever + a video! I make these embarrassingly often because they are the perfect healthy dessert that's ready in 30 minutes and are delicious straight from the oven. #dairyfree #glutenfree #brownies #chocolate #blackbeans #blackbeanbrownies #vitamix #recipe #video

Black Bean Brownies: Method

Here are a few notes about making this recipe:

Warm ingredients. Be sure that your ingredients are room temperature before adding them into the Vitamix. Rinse the beans with warm water, not cold. Melt the coconut oil before adding it to the container of your blender. This will ensure that your mixture blends easily and becomes silky smooth!

Don’t over-blend. If you blend the mixture for too long it will start to get very warm. This becomes problematic when the chocolate chips melt when they’re added to a warm batter! Blend just until the mixture in homogenous {the same throughout} and smooth.

Storage. Store these black bean brownies in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Warm them in the microwave for about 10 seconds to restore the fresh-from-the-oven taste!

The BEST Black Bean Brownies Recipe ever + a video! I make these embarrassingly often because they are the perfect healthy dessert that's ready in 30 minutes and are delicious straight from the oven. #dairyfree #glutenfree #brownies #chocolate #blackbeans #blackbeanbrownies #vitamix #recipe #video

Black Bean Brownies: Substitutions

To be totally real with you I never make substitutions to this recipe. I always follow it exactly as it’s written because it’s literally perfect {to me}. There are a few potential substitutions, but again, please try to follow the recipe!

Coconut oil. Melted butter or ghee can be used in place of coconut oil.

Coconut sugar. Any granulated sugar should work in place of the coconut sugar, however I have not tried using any others.

Honey. Maple syrup can be used in place of honey if desired!

Chocolate chips. One of my favorite variations of this recipe is using half chocolate chips, half peanut butter chips…YUM!

Watch the Video: 

 

Black Bean Brownies

These are the best black bean brownies ever! This healthy dessert recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, has no refined sugar and is ready in 30 minutes! 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 brownies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8" baking pan and set aside.
  2. Put beans, coconut oil, coconut sugar and honey into the container of your (Vitamix) or food processor. Blend until well combined.
  3. Add cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
  4. Add in eggs and blend until just combined.
  5. Mix in ½ cup chocolate chips by hand.
  6. Pour into greased 8×8-inch pan and top with remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is set and brownies are just barely pulling away from the sides.
  8. Let cool, cut and ENJOY!
  9. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat for 15 seconds in the microwave to restore the fresh-from the oven gooeyness.

Recipe Notes

If your oven cooks hot please check these at 25 minutes. If you want gooey fudgey brownies you cannot over bake them!

The BEST Black Bean Brownies Recipe ever + a video! I make these embarrassingly often because they are the perfect healthy dessert that's ready in 30 minutes and are delicious straight from the oven. #dairyfree #glutenfree #brownies #chocolate #blackbeans #blackbeanbrownies #vitamix #recipe #video

I thought I would share this recipe with you before Valentine’s Day. Because I love them. And you will love them too. And Valentine’s Day is all about love. Plus, you need some time to test out what recipe you will enjoy with your special someone on that special day {yes, Ritch loves these}! They’re also perfect to serve at a Galentine’s Day brunch!

What is your favorite dessert? What will you make for Valentine’s Day?

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The BEST Black Bean Brownies Recipe ever + a video! I make these embarrassingly often because they are the perfect healthy dessert that's ready in 30 minutes and are delicious straight from the oven. #dairyfree #glutenfree #brownies #chocolate #blackbeans #blackbeanbrownies #vitamix #recipe #video