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Vegan Black Bean Brownies

These rich and super chocolatey vegan black bean brownies are so easy to make!  You won't want to eat just one and everyone will be shocked at the "secret" ingredients.  Gluten free recipe, can be Top 8 Allergen Free! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free brownies, dairy free dessert, dairy free recipes, vegan brownies, vegan dessert, vegan recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 282kcal
Author LarishaBernard



  • Drain, rinse, and completely dry your beans.*
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8X8 pan. 
  • In a food processor or high speed blender, add beans, coconut oil, brown sugar, and maple syrup.  Blend.
  • Add in the cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Blend again.  
  • Remove center of the food processor if using and add the applesauce.  Stir to combine.
  • Fold in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips (reserve 1/4 cup). 
  • Pour the brownie mixture into the greased pan. 
  • Top with the rest of the chips. 
  • Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 
  • Let sit for 15 minutes before cutting. 
  • Cut into 16 brownies (or desired size).



*See notes in post about how to dry the beans if unsure
**See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation
***Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 
See post for tips and tricks, such as how to make a smaller amount. 


Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg