Recipe: Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

Fewer than 100 calories per serving
fudge black bean brownies

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

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  • 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Cooking oil spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  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: 5 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg
Sodium: 85 mg
Total carbohydrate: 11 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 7 g
Protein: 3 g

Recipe provided by Digestive Disease Health Team dietitians.

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