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Black bean brownies dusted with coco powder strawberries and flowers

Black Bean Brownies | Fudgy + Delicious!

  • Author: Rachel Steenland
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x


Delicious Black Bean Brownies with cacao, walnuts and a fudgy texture. These brownies are vegan, gluten-free and (be warned) a little addictive!





Garnish (optional)

  • Cacao, for dusting
  • Strawberries, raspberries (or other fresh fruit as desired)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/175C and line a 8 inch/20cm rectangle baking tin with parchment paper. Spray with cooking oil (this will help to form crispy edges).
  2. Prepare chia eggs by mixing together ground chia with 6 tablespoons of water. Allow to thicken for five minutes. 
  3. Put all remaining ingredients into a high powered blender (besides the walnuts) and blend until well mixed and beans are puréed. Scrape down the sides. Add a little bit of plant milk if you find the mixture is too thick (don’t add more than 2 to 3 tablespoons of plant milk).
  4. Add the walnut pieces to the black bean brownie batter and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  5. Spoon black bean brownie batter into the prepared baking tin.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the brownies comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting. Dust with cacao powder and top with fruit, if desired.


  • Switch up this black bean brownie recipe by swapping out the walnuts for hazelnuts, almond or macadamia nuts.
  • For a more indulgent black bean brownie, top with chocolate frosting!
  • Nutrition facts are to be used as a guide only and are calculated without optional toppings.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1 black bean brownie square
  • Calories: 240
  • Sugar: 10.9 g
  • Sodium: 449.9 mg
  • Fat: 13.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.2 g
  • Fiber: 6.1 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: black bean brownies, vegan black back brownies, vegan fudge brownies, fudge vegan brownies