Grain Free, Black Bean Brownies

Written by Small Footprint Family and appropriated from

A little cake-like, but also a little fudgy, you’d never guess the main ingredient in these brownies is black beans. But by using whole, minimally processed ingredients like organic black beans, raw honey, raw cacao powder, coconut oil, and pasture-raised eggs, these gluten free, chocolatey treats actually have decent nutritional value as well. Since they are so incredibly easy to make, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this grain free brownie recipe again and again.


  • 1 can organic black beans or 2 cups cooked, soaked dry beans
  • ¾ cup Rapadura, ¾ cup coconut sugar 'or' 1/3 cup honey (raw is best)
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, plus extra for greasing the pan
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa or raw cacao powder (raw cacao powder is least processed and has more nutrition)
  • 3 eggs, preferably pasture raised
  • 1-½ Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • walnuts, previously soaked and dried, or other brownie toppings (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Rinse beans very thoroughly and drain them completely. Now do it again. You really don’t want any “beany” tasting liquid in your brownies!
  3. In your mixer add rinsed and drained beans, eggs, vanilla, coconut oil, sugar or honey, and cocoa powder.
  4. Blend until smooth, then add the salt and pulse until well mixed. Batter will be thin.
  5. Grease an a 8″x8″ baking dish liberally with coconut oil, and pour batter into dish. Top with optional walnuts or other toppings.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top and sides are set, and the insides are just a little soft.
  7. Cool before serving and enjoy!


  • We've found that azuki beans have an nicer flavour and texture. — Adam.

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