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Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownies


The BEST black bean brownies I have EVER made!

I have made numerous batches of black bean brownies because there are just so many ways to make them. I finally perfected my method and I can honestly say these have been the best (so far!). I am soooo excited to share this recipe with you! These brownies are dense, FUDGY, and CHOCK-FULL of chocolate chunks!

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (21 Votes)


  • 1 can black beans
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 packet mocha/chocolate/cocoa powder (like Ovaltine or Nescafe)*
  • pinches of salt and vanilla extract
  • two full pipettes of chocolate stevia drops**
  • 1 dark chocolate bar, crushed


Servings 8
Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Budget Friendly
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the beans and puree them with the egg whites in a food processor until VERY smooth. Add the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate bar, into the food processor and blend for another 30 seconds. Fold in the crushed chocolate bar. Bake in a square 8x8 pan for 45-50 mins.

*you can use 1/4 cup cocoa powder
**you can use sweetener of your choice (dry or wet) & to the amount of your liking

-although this recipe has pumpkin, it just acts as a wet ingredient. These brownies do not taste like pumpkin, FYI


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  • 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 320°F.
  2. Add the chocolate and butter to an oven-safe mixing bowl and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove, and set the oven to preheat to 350°F. The mixture should now be a thin chocolate sauce.
  4. Stir in the sugar.
  5. Add the egg and stir until blended.
  6. Add vanilla and stir.
  7. In a separate mixing bowl, add the flour, a pinch of salt, a pinch of sugar, and cocoa powder.
  8. Blend the ingredients together.
  9. Using a sifter, add the dry ingredients into the chocolate batter, then mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
  10. Pour half of the mixture into a foil-lined baking tin.
  11. Smooth out the batter, then top with a layer of Oreo cookies.
  12. Pour the rest of the batter on top and smooth evenly.
  13. Bake for 20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  14. Serve and enjoy!

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