Fudgy Flourless Black Bean Brownies

An easy recipe for the BEST (and kid-approved!) Fudgy Flourless Black Bean Brownies that taste amazing and packed with nutrition in every bite!

Fudgy Flourless Black Bean Brownies

Wait! Before you think I’ve absolutely lost my marbles and can’t imagine a fudgy tasting brownie that is made with black beans taste good you need to stick with me. I promise you these Fudgy Flourless Black Bean Brownies are life changing! Seriously! Even my EXTREMELY picky kids love these. That says A LOT! I even tested these on Mr. Mother Thyme before telling him the secret ingredient. He thought they were delicious and when I told him the secret ingredient he thought I was joking.

Fudgy Flourless Black Bean Brownies

These delicious Fudgy Flourless Black Bean Brownies have:

  • NO REFINED SUGAR (These are naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup)
  • DAIRY-FREE (I use Enjoy Life dairy, nut and soy free chocolate chips or you can skip the chocolate chips all together.)
  • CAN EASILY BE GLUTEN-FREE IF YOU USE GLUTEN-FREE QUICK OATS (I like Bob’s Red Mill Quick Oats. They have gluten-free oats too!)
  • GET A BOOST OF OMEGA-3’S WITH THE FLAXSEED (I use Spectrum Organic Ground Flaxseed)

Seriously I can’t stop raving about these brownies and neither can my kids. Even my soon to be 7 year old son told me that I make the best brownies. A total win for Team Mom!

Trust me if you’ve never baked with black beans before and a little freaked out about it don’t be. Once you try these you’ll see how amazing they are!

Fudgy Flourless Black Bean Brownies

More about this recipe

This recipe couldn’t be any easier to make. You literally dump everything in a food processor and blend it until the batter is smooth. Once the batter blended it will even look and taste like brownie batter! Seriously! Try it and see for yourself! Now stir in some chocolate chips then pour the batter into a baking dish and top with a few more chocolate chips. Pop it in the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Don’t worry if they don’t seem baked all the way through as they will firm up a little more when they’re cooling. I usually bake mine for 25 minutes then check them and then continue to bake them for roughly another 5 minutes. Let them cool for a good 20-30 minutes before cutting into squares. Enjoy one warm for an irresistible treat! Whoever you make these for won’t believe they’re made with black beans! Test it out on someone and see if they can tell! I bet they won’t!

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Fudgy Flourless Black Bean Brownies


Fudgy Flourless Black Bean Brownies

  • Author: Mother Thyme
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 brownies


  • 15 ounce can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of spirulina powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine pink himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray an 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in food processor and blend until nice and smooth.
  4. Add in 3 tablespoons chocolate chips and lightly pulse a few times more until chips are combined.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until set.
  8. Cool on a cooling rack. Brownies will firm up more when cooling.
  9. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes before cutting into squares.


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Not included – Wegman’s Organic Black Beans
You can use a can of your favorite black beans. Make sure they are thoroughly rinsed and drained. Make sure they are drained well and maybe even pat them dry if they’re still really wet before transferring to food processor.

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