Decadent, fudgy, and flourless, this black bean brownie pecan pie is perfect for any occasion. A topping of glazed pecans sends it over the top!

Flourless Black Bean Brownie Pecan Pie [Vegan, Gluten-Free]





  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large flax egg (2-1/2 tablespoons flax meal, plus 6 tablespoons water)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar, granulated
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Line an 8-inch or 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine water and flax meal. Pulse a few times and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients to the flax egg excluding 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips. Pulse for five minutes.  Then, test the consistency. (If the batter does not fall off the spoon when lifted, add one teaspoon of water at a time and pulse to mix. The batter should not be runny.
  4. Transfer brownie mixture to a separate bowl and fold in the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. Insert batter into the prepared round pan.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from pan.
  6. For the glazed pecans: preheat oven to 350°F and line a sheet pan with foil.
  7. In a small saucepan combine pecans, sugars, and water. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes stirring constantly until the sugar thickens to a syrup. Stir in cinnamon and salt.
  8. Transfer pecans to the foil-lined sheet pan. Bake for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through, until pecans are toasted. Remove from oven and let cool. Spread evenly over the top of the cooled de-panned brownie. Store in fridge for up to one week.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 370 | Carbs: 51g | Fat: 19g | Protein: 7g | Sugar: 34g | Sodium: 206mg Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.