Vegan Black Bean Brownies

These are my favorite black bean brownies. I have tried other versions, but keep coming back to this recipe. Don’t mistake these brownies for a healthy recipe just because they include black beans. With all of this sugar, these are no where near healthy…but they do taste good :)

Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Source: No Meat Athlete, Adapted

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 1/4 cups raw sugar
1 1/2 cup cocoa
4 tsp instant coffee powder
1 1/2 cups chopped hazelnuts
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of water (eyeball it by filling up half the empty can)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients.
  3. Drain a can of black beans and rinse thoroughly until the water runs clear.
  4. Add 3/4 cup water to a food processor or blender along with the beans and puree them.
  5. Add the puree to the dry mix along with the vanilla and extra cup of water.
  6. Stir to combine.
  7. Pour the batter into a greased 9×13 pan.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, rotating the pan around halfway through. Cook them longer if you need to. When the brownies are finished they should be firm in the center and the edges will be slightly puffy and starting to pull away from the sides.
  9. Let brownies cool completely then cut them into whatever shape you like.
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  • Michelle Johnson

    Hi! I have no idea. I don’t use these ingredients so I’m not sure how they would work in the recipe. I’ve only made this recipe as written. I wish I could give you more information.

  • Cinnamon

    HI, these look delicious! Can the whole wheat flour be substituted with almond, spelt, Brown rice, buckwheat flours? Have you ever made this recipe using less sugar or coconut palm sugar?

  • Michelle Johnson

    Awesome! Thanks for letting me know.

  • Suzette Tanen

    These were amazing! My husband, kids and their friends just loved them!

  • Michelle

    The nuts were in the original recipe. I didn’t use them. You can make the brownies with or without the nuts. I hope that helps!

  • Michelle

    You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked the brownies and thanks for letting me know about the YouTube link error.

  • Kia

    Hi! Thank you for this recipe, these brownies came out great! I just wanted to let you know that the link under your YouTube video links to an error, not this page. I am looking forward for more great recipes! :)

  • Agnes Smith

    Hi. A friend of mine made and posted these brownies on Facebook which led me here. In your list of ingredients you have listed 1 1/2 cups of hazelnuts, but in your video you never use them. Just which is correct…the written recipe or the video. Can’t wait to try these. They look delicious.