These brownies are perfectly fudgy and sweet (even though they are actually low in sugar) and absolutely delicious. You feel like you're cheating but you aren't!! At only 59 calories a pop, how could you go wrong?

Low Sugar Fudgy Black Bean Oat Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]






Cooking Time




For the Brownies:

  • 3/4 cup gluten-free quick oats
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup cooked or canned black beans
  • 7 ounces yellow squash
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated erythritol, or other granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon natural butter flavor
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia

For the Optional Topping:

  • Powdered erythritol, to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F, spray 8x8-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray, and set aside.
  2. Add oats to blender and process until flour-like consistency is reached.
  3. Add in remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into prepared baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Once brownies have cooled, dust with powdered erythritol, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 59 | Total Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 75 mg | Total Carbohydrate: 30 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 1 g | Protein: 3 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.