Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Gluten Free)

214 Flares 214 Flares ×

Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Gluten Free)9c Okay, before you skeptics read the title and move on with your pinning, tweeting, stumbling, and just general procrastination of life let me tell you how yummy these brownies really are.

Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Gluten Free)1c I know, black beans and avocados don’t seem like the most obvious choice to curb your sweet tooth and eating them with chocolate seems like pure insanity, but it works. No one will believe that these are actually healthy because you really can’t tell. Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Gluten Free)3c The black beans give them a tiny hint of flavor that I think tastes similar to mocha and the avocado adds that creaminess without all of the fat.

Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Gluten Free)8c I must admit that I have been a little obsessed with avocados lately. I seem to be adding them to everything. Or maybe I am just obsessed with trying to make foods that are as nutritious as they are delicious.

Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Gluten Free)4c I am always in for a little expiramentation when it comes to making healthier food.

Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Gluten Free)6c These are a guilt free way to get your chocolate fix on when you feel like you could really just sit and eat an entire bar of chocolate.

Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Gluten Free)5c So basically it’s a win win situation because, um duh, there is chocolate involved. You can feel good about sharing these with friends and family and not feel quite as bad for stashing your own for later where no one will find them.

Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Gluten Free)2c

Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Gluten Free)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 24

Serving Size: 1

Healthy Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Gluten Free)


  • 1 medium avocado
  • 3 cups cooked black beans, rinsed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar (I used raw sugar)
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 100g (about 1/2 cup) good quality dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients except chocolate in food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Grease a 13x9in glass pan and use a rubber spatula to scrape batter into pan.
  4. Top with chocolate chunks and press into top
  5. Bake for 35- 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely before cutting (if you are as impatient as I am than you can skip this step but they will be very soft.)

Related posts:


  1. Beebah says

    So, I am totally going to try these! What a great idea! My boys would never guess that they are eating protein & veggies! You are brilliant!

  2. Kathy C says

    Whoa…! How interesting. I will try them the next time we have an overabundance of neighbor donated avocados 🙂 Mahalo, Tori. Aloha to all!

  3. sam says

    these are surprisingly tasty!! i’d totally make these again. they’re a little cakey but the flavor is still pretty good. do you have the nutrition info?

    • Tori says

      I am glad to hear that you tried them! As for nutrition, I only calculated calories and based on my calculations they are about 125 calories per 1/24 of the recipe. Hope that helps.

    • Tori says

      It will depend on the ripeness of the avocado and the temperature of the brownies. For the least chance of avocado flavor use a freshly cut avocado that is very soft and vibrant green with no hint of brown and chill the brownies before eating because you’re much more likely to taste it when it’s warm.

  4. Angela Armstrong says

    how would you modify the cook time and/or temperature, to use mini muffin tins instead? I was thinking those would be nice to use to serve to a toddler 🙂

    • Tori says

      Um, I’d start with about 20 minutes at the same temp and check every few minutes from there until a toothpick comes out clean. Thanks, Angela!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *