Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Vegan Black Bean Brownies Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 20 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 40 minutes


2 Flax Eggs 2 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed Meal + 6 Tbsp Hot Water

2 (15-ounce) Cans Black Beans Drained and Rinsed

1/2 cup Canola Oil (120ml)

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 cup All Purpose Flour (63g)

3/4 cup Cocoa Powder (65g) Unsweetened

1 and 1/2 cups White Granulated Sugar (300g)

1 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Instant Coffee Powder Optional*

1 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips (175g) plus more to place directly on top of the brownies


1Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a 9x9 square dish with non-stick spray and line it with parchment paper so that there is overhang on either side. Set it aside.

2Prepare your flax eggs by mixing 2 Tbsp of ground flaxseed meal with 6 Tbsp of hot water. Let it sit for a minute to become gloopy.

3Drain and rinse your black beans and then add them to the food processor along with your flax eggs, oil and vanilla extract and process until well mixed.

4Transfer the mix to a mixing bowl and add in the all purpose flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and instant coffee powder and mix into a thick batter.

5Add the chocolate chips and fold them in.

6Transfer to your prepared 9x9 square dish and smooth down.

7Sprinkle more chocolate chips directly on top of the brownies.

8Bake for 40 minutes. The tops of the brownies should be shiny and cracked and dry.

9Allow to cool for a few minutes before lifting the brownies out using the parchment paper overhang and place them on a cutting board.

10Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

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