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Protein-Packed Flourless Black Bean Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Packed with protein, and with no refined sugar, these brownies are sure to be your new favorite recipe! They're fudgy and soft, with a perfectly chewy top layer. With results this good, nobody will ever guess that they're made with black beans and no added sugar — just fruit.

Flourless Black Bean Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 banana
  • 8 dates, soaked in 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Add all the ingredients (including soaking water for dates) to a blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth and completely combined, scraping as necessary. Once combined, remove from the blender bowl and pour into a 9×9-inch baking dish sprayed, or lined with baking paper.
  2. Bake in the oven, preheated to 350°F for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is firm and cracked and the edges pull away from the sides of the pan. A stick inserted in the center should come out clean, but be careful not to overbake, as they will dry out.
  3. Once cooked, cool pan on a wire rack and then slice into brownies.

Nutrional Information

Total Calories: 1795 | Total Carbs: 301 g | Total Fat: 15 g | Total Protein: 42 g | Total Sodium: 2801 g | Total Sugar: 146 g


Store in an airtight container in the fridge.





An avid runner and passionate foodie, Laura writes the blog Chronicles of Passion, a healthy lifestyle blog featuring vegan recipes, healthy living tips, at-home workouts and fitness motivation.  She is especially passionate about creating raw, vegan desserts and experimenting with new ingredient combinations in the kitchen, and when not out on the trails can be found hanging out in downward dog, spinning or brewing a fresh batch of kombucha! You can also follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.



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47 comments on “Protein-Packed Flourless Black Bean Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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Feallan Grey
1 Years Ago

I am a little saddened by the need some recipe makers/naturalish food companies still feel to promote things based on 'protein' as if we actually lack protein and must make extra conscious effort to include/bolster it in a diet that includes a wide range of healthy ingredients, eg leafy green vegetables, not to mention the potentially incredible benefit of protein fasting and autophagia

Mat Williams
1 Years Ago

Michelle Douglas Is this a diff recipe

Christina Lovesblood
1 Years Ago

Chris Pee are these the ones you made us at Christmas. They were amazing!!!

Kevin Casbeer
1 Years Ago

Andrew Seeley

Petra van Bekkum
1 Years Ago

Rudolf van Bekkum morgen maken?

Vicki Lowe
1 Years Ago

Nicola Wilkinson

Valentina Hunter
1 Years Ago

Sobia Suki interesting

Lisa Vaas
1 Years Ago

Not good for those on a low-carb diet, including diabetics, unfortunately, given the use of dates and beans.

Melody Stanley
1 Years Ago


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1 Years Ago

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