No-Flour Black Bean Brownies

Black bean brownies have been popping up everywhere so I decided to give them a try. Most recipes call for a lot of sugar and flour! So I made these as healthy as possible while still tasting sweet.



No-Flour Black Bean Brownies

(gluten-free and vegan)


  • 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 can)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • ¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup, brown rice syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp unrefined sugar or other granulated sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Olive oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a food processor, and blend until smooth. Scoop into an oiled 8-inch square pan and spread evenly. Cook until inserting a knife in the center of the brownies comes out clean, approximately 15-18 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before adding frosting.

Frosting Crumble Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar or 100% pure maple syrup.


Process coconut, cocoa powder and agave nectar.

You can also try them plain or spread nut butters on top!


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