Black Bean Brownies: Gluten and Dairy free

Black Bean Brownies

In one of my older posts, Staycation cook off, Bring on the recipes I decided that I needed to experiment more with certain foods. Since beans are part of mine and the hubbies ancestral foods it was a no brainer to learn more about the black bean.

The beauty of the black bean is that when it’s combined with a whole grain it becomes a protein source comparable to a meat protein, bonus.  Another bonus is that they are a great source of fiber.

I combined a few recipes I researched and decided to venture out to create something of my own and BAM!!!

Black Bean Brownies: Gluten & Dairy free


  • 2 cups cooked black beans (if using raw black beans, soak them overnight in water)
  • 10 pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa or carob powder (if you like the dark chocolate taste use carob)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor combine the black beans, dates, peanut butter, vanilla and water until smooth.
  3. Add cocoa or carob powder and ground flax seed to the mixture and pulse the food processor a few more times.
  4. Lightly oil the 13x9 cake pan (can use smaller one if you choose)
  5. Spread the mixture evenly in the cake pan. Choose desired width.
  6. Bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

The taste test passed by hubby and the family when I brought these over to an extended family dinner.

Bon appetite.

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  1. Monica says:

    cool! Thanks for sharing. My kids often eat black beans and brown rice. Beans are so good for them! xx

  2. Cynthia says:

    Nice! My baby would love those Brownies for sure! Nice Recipe by the way

  3. Coup Gator says:

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  4. I saw you on the MMSS blog hop and can’t wait to check out this recipe! I am always trying to make yummy things healthier and I usually fail miserably, so this will be very helpful–thanks!

  5. Thanks for linking up on the Make My Saturday Sweet blog hop! It looks like you lead a healthy lifestyle. That’s wonderful!

    Tina – mom of 4 and author of 5 blogs

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