black bean brownies
These brownies have a light and moist texture and will WOW any brownie-lover when they find out they are made with black beans!

Pureeing the black beans replaces any need for flour in this recipe, making the brownies gluten free and grain free.


  • Paleo – No – black beans are legumes 
  • SCD – No – Cocoa powder is illegal
  • Low FODMAP – No – black beans are high FOMDPA 
  • Grain Free – Yes 
  • Gluten Free – Yes 
  • Dairy Free – Yes 
  • SIBO-Specific Diet – No – Cocoa powder is illegal
  • Keto – No this recipe has 21g of net carbs per serving.


This recipe makes 9 brownies.

Each brownie contains: 214 calories, 25 g carbohydrates, 6 g protein, 11 g fat, 4 g fiber 

Black Bean Brownies
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  1. 1, 15.5oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  2. 3 large eggs
  3. 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  4. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  5. 3/4 cup sugar
  6. 1 pinch salt
  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 1/2 cup toasted pecans
  9. 1 tsp instant coffee (optional)
  10. 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 8×8 glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, sugar, and nuts into a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into baking dish and add chocolate chips if desired. Bake for 25-minutes.
Nutrition by Erin