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Flourless “Spiced” Black Bean Brownies

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Searching for a self-indulgent gluten-free dessert? Search no more! This chunky, moist, black bean brownie will satisfy your sweet cravings without ruining any special diets!

Black beans are quite small and are a commonly used ingredient in Latin American dishes. It’s rich in different nutrients such as folate, potassium, fibers, and vitamin B6. This bean brownie is a great variation to a lot of other recipes out there. It’s also very easy to make as it’ll only take 15 minutes more or less of prep time including the cooking.

To make this brownie flourless, I used an amazing superfood — the fiber-rich black beans. Pour all of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth then add some chocolate chips and walnuts into the batter.

If you don’t prefer to use any sweeteners, you can substitute it with raw organic honey or maple syrup — but bear in mind that this could change the macronutrient content of the brownies.

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I’m sure that after you try this, you’ll call it a huge win because you’ve satisfied your cravings as well as packed yourself with the nutrients that you need to achieve your weight loss and fitness goals.

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Flourless “Spiced” Black Bean Brownies


* Optional Substitution Note

Ingredients for 12 brownies:

  • 1.5 can black beans (drained)
  • 1/2 cup cacao
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons Stevia in the raw (if you prefer not to use sweetener, substitute with 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup organic, raw honey but remember it will change the macronutrients)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper**
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks (at least 60% cacao)

(**) – denotes optional ingredient



Step 1

Set oven to 350F.

Step 2

Pour all of the above ingredients – except for chocolate chips and walnuts – into a blender.  I used the Vitamix Pro Series 750 blender. Blend until the batter is smooth.

Step 3

Pour the batter into a large bowl. Add about 75% of the chocolate chunks and 75% of the walnuts, the remaining pieces will be used for the topping. Mix the batter together.

Step 4

Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and pour in the batter. If desired, or needed because the coating on your baking dish is worn, you can also line the baking dish with parchment paper.

Step 5

Spread out the batter in the baking dish using a spatula, then top with the remaining chocolate chunks and walnuts.

Step 6

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until you can pierce the brownies with a toothpick and it comes out clean.

Step 7

Allow the brownies to cool to at least room temperature before initially cutting them.

Step 8


Approximate macros for 1 of 12 brownies

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!