Black Bean Brownies

Yep, I did it. I jumped on the black bean brownie-bandwagon.


I’ve been scouring the internet for literally years (I swear, I do have a life…) for a good, egg-free black bean brownie recipe, and never found one that I truly liked enough until I found Gina’s.

Three ingredients, no fuss, and an incredible, fudgey concoction as a result. Sounds good to me!


Please head on over to Skinnytaste (click for link) to check out this incredible recipe. I didn’t change it at all, and I can’t claim it as my own (though I do wish I had had the genius to make it up!).

To those who suffer from allergies, this recipe is great because it is already egg and nut free, and many boxed brownie mixes don’t even contain dairy, so you’re safe there, too. Just be sure to look for an appropriate one if that is a concern of yours. πŸ™‚

As far as taste goes, you honestly cannot tell there are beans in these. I won’t lie to you – you can sort of tell that there’s something different about them, but it is so hard to place, and definitely miniscule. I tried them critically, trying to find a fault, so maybe people who have no idea what the ingredients are wouldn’t know any different! (And I say “fault” lightly!)


I topped this batch with some mini chocolate chips, but I’m positive they would be just as delicious without. I hope you give them a try today and start your weekend off right! πŸ™‚

Happy Friday!


  1. I’ve been really wanting to try making black bean brownies! I’ve seen so many recipes and everyone who has made them seems to love them. Can’t wait to finally give them a shot!!

    1. I was skeptical, because it seems like sometimes I try and end up disliking things that everyone loves, but these brownies really are great. I hope you like them!

  2. Happy weekend, Liv! I’m glad you decided to jump on the BBB bandwagon, because I’ve been soooo curious about them- this version really sounds worth trying! And I loved your total honesty and trying to find ‘a fault’, haha πŸ™‚

    1. I’d always wondered about them, too, and yep, this version is definitely great! Yeah, I wanted to be honest with you all. πŸ™‚

  3. I saw this recipe on Skinny Taste (love her site!) and I really like how you can basically make brownies for any kind of diet with it. All you need is a recipe, take out the wet ingredients and sub in black beans. You can do gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sugar-free, whatever! πŸ˜€

    Oh, and because I’m lazy and am already posting on here… I’ll definitely have a guest post ready to send to your e-mail on the 18th! Other than being free from eggs and nuts, can it be on whatever I’d like? (within reason of course. Haha πŸ˜‰ )

    1. I LOVE her site, too. I haven’t tried a recipe from her that I don’t like!
      Yep! It’s totally up to you, whatever you want to write is fine with me! πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks for sharing this! We have brownies every Friday night and I’ve been using the box. 😦 They are good, but I know my family doesn’t need all the additives and sugar. I will try it out tonight!

    1. No problem! That was another thing that I loved about this recipe – no added oils or fats. So great!

  5. My roommate made a REALLY bad batch of these in college and it’s scared me off since… your’s look like brownies though which is a good place to start, maybe I’ll have to get over my fear and try again πŸ™‚

    1. Haha yes, I would consider trying them. They were so good – hopefully it will leave you with a better experience!

  6. Good lord these look amazing.

  7. I’m super curious to try these! One of my classmates made them for a food science project once, but I was too nervous to try them. These look great!

    1. I’ll admit, I was a bit apprehensive taking the first bite, but I was very pleasantly surprised!

  8. Oh I SO want to try these! They look absolutely perfect for dorm room baking. I know what I’m making next semester when my sweet tooth acts up πŸ˜‰

    1. You’re right, they would be! 2 or 3 ingredient recipes are the best for dorm baking. πŸ™‚

  9. Ya yours look way better than mine… hahaha

    1. Nah! Any brownie is a good looking brownie in my book. πŸ˜‰

  10. I’ve tried black bean brownies and they are delicious! Can’t wait to try out yours πŸ™‚

    1. They are! I’m a convert now. πŸ™‚

  11. The last time I tried some, I didn’t blend the brownies all the way… and it wasn’t good haha. But now that I own a better food processor, I think I should try it again!

  12. Skinnytaste has such great recipes. Will have to check this one out because these look incredible!!

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  15. All I need to say is….yummmmmmmmmmmmy! They look so fudgey and good.

  16. Oh wow Olivia these look amazing!!! I adore black bean brownies and the best recipe I’ve found, to date, has been the one by Chocolate Covered Katie. Next time though, I’ll definitely give Gina’s recipe a try because, if your photos are anything to go by, then this is one fantastic recipe. I love how thick and fudgey they look!

    1. Oh I love CCK’s recipes, too. I hope you do try these – they were just incredible!

  17. Welcome to the black bean band wagon. I jumped on it months ago with this recipe ( and was thoroughly satisfied. It does have eggs, although you could probably use flax eggs if need be.
    Now that I’m reading this, I’m thinking about making a batch to take on vacation with me. Thanks.

    1. I hope you do! I thought about bringing some on my vacation, too, but honestly, they probably wouldn’t have lasted the car ride! πŸ˜‰

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