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Black Bean Brownies with Pecans

Black Bean Brownies are ultra fudgy, full of chopped pecans, and secretly grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, full of fiber, and super addicting.  

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 166 kcal


  • 15 oz. canned black beans rinsed and dried thoroughly
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. coffee prepared
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder regular
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. tapioca starch or corn starch
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup pecans coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Rinse and dry canned black beans thoroughly in a mesh strainer or colander.  If any excess moisture is left they will not bake properly.

  3. Add black beans, maple syrup, eggs, prepared coffee, oil, and vanilla to the bowl of a food processor.  Process for 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides every 30 seconds, or until mixture is completely smooth and no black bean lumps remain.

  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the cocoa powder, coconut sugar, tapioca starch, baking powder, and salt.  Add dry ingredients to the food processor and process for 15-30 seconds or until completely incorporated.

  5. Mix in nuts by hand until just combined.  Line an 8x8-inch or 9x9-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Pour batter into pan and spread with a knife or spoon.

  6. Bake for 28-32 minutes, depending on desired level of fudginess and size of pan.  (Center should no longer jiggle and toothpick should come out with a few pieces of brownie on it.)

  7. Let cool to room temperature before cutting.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Brownies with Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 171mg7%
Potassium 230mg7%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.