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Black Bean Brownies with Peanut Butter

These easy, flourless, black bean brownies are not only healthy... they are delicious!  They are the best healthy brownie I've ever tried!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 93kcal
Author Beautifully Broken Journey


  • 15 ounces black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 25 grams avocado
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 TBS peanut butter
  • 14 grams chocolate chips (I used Lily's baking chips)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Drain and rinse black beans and put in Vitamix (or blender) with eggs, avocado and coconut oil.  Blend well.
  • If using Vitamix, add all ingredients EXCEPT for peanut butter and chocolate chips.  Use accelerator to mix well.
    If using a blender, transfer black bean mixture into a large mixing bowl and add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT for peanut butter and chocolate chips and mix well using a hand mixer.
  • Pour brownie batter into prepared baking dish.
  • Melt peanut butter in separate dish in the microwave for approximately 20 seconds, stir and then pour over top of brownie mixture.
  • Use a knife to swirl peanut butter into brownies.  Do not over mix.  Just pass through the batter a few times to make sure it's evenly distributed.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and lightly press them into batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until knife comes out of center clean.  Do not over-bake.
  • Cool on wire rack.


Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.1mg