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#Healthy Black Bean #Brownies #Recipe - #glutenfree brownies that are packed full of protein and actually taste like delicious, fudgy brownies - unlike so many healthy brownie recipes out there. Perfect for an afternoon or workout snack. | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

Healthy Black Bean Brownies

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 9 large brownies


  • 1 cup black beans - soaked cooked, drained and rinsed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Preheat the oven to 350F/175C and line a 9x9" baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Place all the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and blend on full speed for about 5 minutes until totally combined. You'll need to stop the processor and scrape down the insides of the bowl with a spatula several times to ensure all the ingredients are well combined.
  • You're looking for a texture slightly thinner than buttercream frosting. If you think your batter is too thick, try adding 1 tablespoon of water to the batter at a time and processing until you get a thinner batter.
  • Scoop the brownie batter into the lined baking tray and spread it out evenly so it covers the inside of the tray.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until the top is dry and the edges are just starting to pull away from the pan.
  • Remove the brownies from the pan using the parchment paper and leave to cool on a wire rack before slicing into 9 portions and serving or storing.


These brownies keep perfectly well in a sealed container in the fridge for up to seven days. However, after 3-4 days, they'll start to dry out. If you've got leftover dry brownies, you can mix them into yogurt for an awesome and healthy dessert parfait!