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Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

By Wellness Team | March 26, 2020 | Cleveland Clinic

These tasty brownies are made without any flour – so you can eat them even if you are avoiding wheat and/or gluten. The black bean is a surprising ingredient that gives this dessert texture but which doesn’t interfere with the chocolate taste.


15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 

¼ cup canola oil

 3 large eggs

½ cup sugar 

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 tablespoon cinnamon 

½ teaspoon baking powder

Cooking oil spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray the inside of an 8”x8” baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Place the drained black bean and the oil in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour into a bowl. Add eggs, sugar, cocoa powder, almond extract, cinnamon and baking powder. Stir until well blended. Do not overbeat.
  5. Pour into the prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake 30 minutes. Cool before cutting. Cut into 16 squares.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 16 servings.

Calories: 90 Total fat: 5g Saturated fat: 1g Trans fat: 0g Cholesterol: 35mg Sodium: 85mg Total Carbohydrate: 11g Fiber: 2g Sugars: 7g Protein: 3g 

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Wellness Team
Cleveland Clinic

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