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Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies {vegan and gluten free}

Healthy vegan avocado brownies made with black beans instead of flour, and avocado instead of butter or oil! You're going to love these fudgy chocolate-packed vegan and gluten free treats.

Course Brownie, Gluten Free, Healthy, Vegan
Keyword avocado brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 136 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 large flax egg
  • 1 - 15 oz can low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 medium to large ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8×8 inch baking pan.
  2. Place flax egg, black bean, avocado, vanilla, and brown sugar and process in a food processor until smooth. 
  3. Add in cocoa powder, coconut oil, baking soda, and baking powder and process again until smooth. Batter will be thick. If batter is way too thick and won't process, you can add in a tablespoon or two of almond milk. This batter needs to be very thick in order to produce fudgy brownies. 
  4. Fold in chocolate chip or sprinkle onto batter then transfer to prepared pan and use a spatula to spread evenly to sides. Sprinkle top of batter with 2 tablespoons of remaining chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for 22-30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out somewhat clean. We don't want these to dry out, but we also don't want them completely raw either! The top of the batter should be completely set and no longer jiggle. 
  6. Cool pan completely on wire rack then cut into 12 bars.

Recipe Notes

You may be able to sub the brown sugar for honey, agave or maple syrup. I would reduce to 1/3 cup though.

The brownies are best went made in a food processor so that beans can blend together better.

The brownies are best when served at room temperature or cold. They should be stored in the fridge. I love eating mine chilled.

You can also freeze these and thaw out for an easy treat.

Recipe adapted from my Black Bean Avocado Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies {vegan and gluten free}
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.4g7%
Carbohydrates 23.4g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.