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Black bean brownies - Dr. Axe

Black Bean Brownies Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This black bean brownies recipe lets you have the dessert without the guilt! It’s packed full of fiber, protein, iron and magnesium.


  • 15-ounces cooked black beans, drained
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons stevia
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup Paleo flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Blend all ingredients together.
  3. Pour ingredients into a greased 8×8 pan and bake for 40 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool for 10–15 minutes.


  • To make these brownies vegan, swap out the egg for avocado or flax eggs.
  • You can use raw honey instead of maple syrup, as shown in the video, but be aware that honey loses many of its beneficial compounds when heated.
  • Prep Time: 15min
  • Cook Time: 40min
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 brownie (86g)
  • Calories: 181
  • Sugar: 12.1g
  • Sodium: 68mg
  • Fat: 6.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.5g
  • Fiber: 4.3g
  • Protein: 5.2g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg

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