Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies

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No one needs to know there’s black beans hidden in these delicious Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies. There’s also another secret veggie in there and are lightened-up with justĀ 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. A healthy alternative to typical brownie recipes!


  • 1 1/2 cups black beans, well rinsed and drained
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, softened at room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine black beans, spinach and almond milk. Add more almond milk if needed.
  3. Once done blending, add to a bowl and stir in softened coconut oil, eggs and vanilla. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl combine cocoa powder, brown rice flour, baking powder, coconut palm sugar and sea salt.
  5. Stir wet ingredients into dry until just combined.
  6. Add in chocolate chips.
  7. Grease an 8 x 8 baking pan with coconut oil or non-stick spray.
  8. Add batter to pan and smooth out top.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes (less time if you like them fudgier).
  10. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting and removing from pan.
  11. Store in refrigerator.

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