These brownies are going to blow your mind! Imagine if black beans and chocolate were combined into rich, decadent brownies so irresistible you couldn’t stop bite after bite. Even though the idea of black beans in your brownies might turn you off, the first bite of these Gluten Free Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies will change your ways!

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Is it possible to have two totally polar opposite foods in one bite? Something so good for you packed with vegetarian protein and another much more naughty and irresistible like chocolate. Well, your dreams are coming true! These brownies are much healthier than regular brownies without sacrificing taste! You’d be hard pressed to tell that they have black beans, zero flour and no refined sugar!

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Ingredients for Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

  • Gluten free rolled oats aka 5 minute oat
  • Black beans
  • Eggs
  • Cocoa powder
  • Honey
  • Coconut oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking powder
  • Chocolate chips
  • Kosher salt
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How to Make Double Chocolate Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place the oats in a food processor and pulse for 1 minute or until finely ground.
  • Place remaining ingredients except for the chocolate chips in the food processor and pulse until combined, about 1 minute.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips into the batter and pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch pan (OR this “All Edges” Brownie Pan is a total game changer!) and top with the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool brownies and cut into 2 inch squares.
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The best part of this decadent marriage of brownies with black beans is that they’re good for you too. Whenever I make these no one can tell the secret ingredient that makes them so moist and rich. It’s the most hilarious guessing game! No one would ever say “black beans?” By appearance you think they’re a normal brownies, but trust me when I tell you they’re so much more.

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If you’re wanting to join me on the black bean brownie bandwagon you should also try these S’mores Cakey Black Bean Brownies, Microwave Mug Double Chocolate Brownies or simple Chocolate Brownies that use no refined sugar. You’ll be happy that you did!

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If you make these Gluten Free Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies or any of the other brownies recipes, take a pic and tag @weelicious so I can see! Happy baking!

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Gluten Free Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

These chocolatey brownies are so delicious you'd never know they're gluten free and have a full can of black beans making them super moist and a healthy alternative to normal brownies!
5 from 4 votes
Servings: 9
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • 8×8 baking dish
  • "All Edges" Brownie Pan (another option, but not necessary! A regular 8×8 baking dish is perfect)

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place the oats in a food processor and pulse for 1 minute or until finely ground.
  • Place remaining ingredients except for the chocolate chips in the food processor and pulse until combined, about 1 minute.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips into the batter and pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch pan and top with the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool brownies and cut into 2 inch squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. Chocolate is my favorite part in terms of cooking. And with this recipe you just made the day for me. Thanks for this and please comes with new chocolate flavored recipes like you always do. Waiting for the another one as i always do 🙂

  2. Wow. I made these for my family as a Valentine’s Day treat and they were a hit! I cut back to 1/2 cup honey and added 1/2 cup chips to the batter but skipped the chips on top and they were still super rich and fudgy! I’d been wanting to try black bean brownies for a long time, but didn’t have the nerve until this recipe (if it’s Weelicious, it has to be good!).

  3. Love the idea of brownies that aren’t the worse thing for you. My question is…..The recipe calls for 1 cup chocolate chips. Then you put 1/2 cup into the batter and the it calls for the remaining 1/4 cup on top. Did someone eat the other 1/4 cup when I wasn’t looking?

  4. Can I use something instead of the coconut oil, and if so, how much?
    Also, if gluten-free is not an issue, should I use quick (1-minute) oats or rolled oats? 1-1 ratio?
    Thanks, these look delicious!

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