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Flourless Black Bean Brownie Muffins

Incredible, flourless black bean muffins that taste like a delicious, cakey brownie. That's right, the secret ingredient in these easy, fiber packed brownie muffins is black beans! They're dairy, gluten and grain free and the perfect healthy treat or snack.

Course Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Healthy, Muffins, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword black bean brownie muffins, black bean muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 159 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs*
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (or sub honey)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon brewed coffee, optional to enhance chocolate flavor
  • 1/2 cup high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder (or use cacao powder)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with baking liners and spray the inside of each liner with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place black beans and 1 egg in food processor and process until beans are well blended. 
  3. Add two other eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and coffee; process again until smooth. 
  4. Next add in cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; process once more until smooth. Next fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips.
  5. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips evenly among the tops of each muffin batter.

  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffins comes out clean. Place on wire rack to cool for 10 minutes, then remove muffins from tin and transfer to wire rack to cool completely. 
  7. Keep muffins for a day at room temperature, then transfer to fridge and place in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

*Use 4 eggs instead of 3 if you'd like a more cake like consistency.

Nutrition Facts
Flourless Black Bean Brownie Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.3g11%
Carbohydrates 21.1g7%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 12.5g14%
Protein 4.8g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.