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Black Bean Avocado Brownies

Healthy-ish Brownies made with avocado, black beans and pantry staple baking ingredients. They're gluten free and made in the food processor!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 9 brownies
Calories 212kcal



  • 1, 15 oz. can black beans rinsed well and drained
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar*
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 avocado, medium in size
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips*


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Mix all ingredients in a food processor (except the chocolate chips) until smooth.
  • Spray an 8x8 inch baking pan with non-stick spray or (lightly coat with coconut oil) and scoop brownie batter into pan. (You can mix in some chocolate chips in at this point too if you'd like.) Sprinkle enough chocolate chips to cover the top of batter ~1/2-3/4 cup.
  • Bake for 38-40 minutes or until you poke brownies with a toothpick and it comes out clean.
  • Let sit for 20 minutes before you cut. (If you can wait that long)! Store in fridge for up to 5 days & enjoy!



  • *You can also sub the 3/4 cup sugar with 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce + 1/2 cup coconut sugar.
  • Drizzle these brownies with peanut butter if desired!
  • Feel free to stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips into brownie batter and use remaining to sprinkle on top prior to baking. Use dairy free chocolate chips if needed. 
  • Other variations: add crumbled Oreos on top. Make festive for holidays by adding on colored M&M's or seasonal chocolates!


Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 212kcal