about this recipe

No need to tell anyone that there are beans in this recipe!
It’s so fun to be able to share something that people really enjoy and don’t feel guilty about. Gluten free, dairy free and full of wholesome (and sweet) ingredients.


1 can black beans
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder.
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (optional)
1/3 cup melted coconut oil (you can use butter if you prefer)
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup cane sugar or coconut sugar
1/2 cup gluten-free semi-sweet chocolate chips - optional add in if you want something more decadent.
optional topping: shredded coconut.


  1. 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. 2) Oil an 8x8-inch baking pan.
  3. 3) Place black beans, eggs, butter, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla and sugar in

    the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove the blade

    and gently stir in the chocolate chips if adding.

  4. 4) Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes and add

    shredded coconut on top.

  5. 5) Bake for 10 to 15 more minutes, or until just set in the center. Cool

nutrition tip

Using beans instead of flour is a total game-changer in desserts. Of course Asian cultures have been doing this for centuries... Beans considerably stabilize blood sugar and lower the spike + crash effect of sugar. They also have a lot of fiber and are a whole food, whereas flour goes through many phases of processing to become so fine. Bye bye regular brownies!


before cutting into squares.