Best Vegan Black Bean Brownies with Banana | A guilt-free Brownie Recipe


 These are the best Vegan Black Bean Brownies ever –  flourless, dairy free, naturally sweetened and so addictive that you will feel tempted to eat the whole tray yourself.

Vegan Black Bean Brownies with Banana, Greek Yogurt and Coconut Caramel

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These are the best Vegan Black Bean Brownies you will ever eat!

I have baked a lot of brownies in my life. I’ve baked and eaten the good, the bad and the ugly. Just about when I thought I had my favourite brownie recipe figured out – “puff” -comes this recipe for Vegan Black Bean Banana Brownies and blows my mind.

And don’t get me wrong, I do like healthy food, but I also take brownies really seriously and I tell you, these Fudgy Black Bean Brownies live up to their name.

They are soft, dense and taste super chocolatey with a hint of banana in the background. I tell, you these are the best black bean brownies you will EVER taste!

a Vegan Black Bean Brownie topped with Yogurt and banana slices

My Vegan Black Bean Brownies are flourless, dairy free, free of refined sugars and so addictive that you will feel tempted to eat the whole tray yourself.

These Vegan Black Bean Banana Brownies are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Look how rich, dense and fudgy they are! The best thing?

These sinful-looking chocolate squares are actually super healthy and packed with good-for-you ingredients like coconut oil and black beans.

Can you taste the beans in these Black Bean Brownies? 

If you are worried that your vegan black bean brownies will taste of beans, I can assure you that they don’t.

They are sweet, fudgy and chocolaty with a hint of banana towards the end! These would totally pass as regular brownies so you can take these to any picnic or pack them for your kid’s lunches.

Black beans add protein to our vegan brownies while lowering the calories dramatically!

Seriously, baking with black beans has so many benefits!

In addition to being gluten-free, a cup of black beans has only about half the calories that a cup of all-purpose flour has, plus it’s got 20% of your daily iron, plus it has a high protein content of 15 g.

I cut my batch of brownies into 9 squares which are only 152 kcal each!  YES, this means you can eat as many brownies as you want.

Theoretically. Due to all the fiber in the black beans, these healthy vegan brownies are quite filling. Honestly, I only made it halfway through my second brownie.

I would say they make an excellent healthy snack in the afternoon that satisfies your sweet-tooth! Plus it leaves you with a good tummy-feeling.

 

These vegan black bean brownies are naturally sweetened with bananas, maple syrup, and dates! 

The banana flavour in these vegan black bean brownies is quite mild, which I like. Along with dates and some maple syrup, the bananas in the batter work more like a sweetener.

I like my brownies semi-sweet and I found them perfect the way they are. However, I do recommend you try the batter, before baking the brownies.

Depending on the ripeness of your bananas, you might want to add a bit more sweetener to them.

Vegan Black Bean Banana Brownies on a small white plate topped with coconut whipped cream and coconut caramel

Fudgy and packed with chocolate flavour! These Vegan Black Bean Brownies are a winner!

At first, I was a bit skeptical about the brownies maybe not sticking together without any binding agents such as eggs or flax eggs.

However, these vegan black bean brownies have the perfect texture: Fudgy, almost like a chocolate truffle and not at all crumbly.

As to the cocoa powder: I used a mix of unsweetened and Black Onyx Cocoa Powder to get a nice, dark color.

You can of course use just unsweetened cocoa powder and they will turn out just as good.

Fudgy Vegan Black Bean Banana Brownies served drizzled with Coconut Caramel

Take your Black Bean Brownies to the next level by adding some coconut cream and coconut caramel!

These fudgy Vegan Black Bean Brownies taste delicious straight out of the pan.

However, if you want to take them to the next level or serve them as a fancy dessert, I recommend a dollop of Greek Yogurt or coconut cream . A drizzle of homemade vegan coconut caramel is also a really good idea!

I mean, could this look any more tempting? I hope you get to try these healthy brownies yourself soon. And once you caught fire, why not also try something new, like these Black Bean Muffins?

For more vegan desserts, make sure to check out my Vegan Raspberry Blondies and my Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Bars!

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Fudgy Vegan Black Bean & Banana Brownies

These incredibly fudgy Black Bean Banana Brownies will be your new favourite sweet treat! The best thing: They are naturally sweetened, loaded with plant-based protein and vegan!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine #Vegan, American
Keyword black bean brownies, healthy vegan brownies, vegan brownies recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 portions
Calories 150 kcal
Author Kiki Johnson

Ingredients

  • 750 g black beans, rinsed and drained cooked from dry beans or canned beans
  • 10 dried dates, soaked in water over night medjool dates are best
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled small or 1 big banana
  • 60 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 60 ml maple syrup or stevia for low cal version
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a 9x9 square baking dish with parchment paper.

  2. Make sure you have rinsed and drained your beans well. They should be really well dried and not hold onto any liquid! 

  3. Take the dates out of the soaking liquid and put them in the bowl of your food processor. Add all other ingredients apart from the baking powder and blend until you have a smooth paste. Add baking powder and mix thoroughly. 

  4. Pour the batter into a 9x9 square baking dish and smooth the top with a moistened spatula. Sprinkle nuts on top, if using.

  5. Bake brownies for 20 to 25 minutes or until the top starts to dry out and crack a bit and the edges start to pull away from the sides. Let cool and cut into squares.

  6. Enjoy the brownies with coconut whipped cream, greek yogurt and vegan coconut caramel

Recipe Notes

I stored them in airtight plastic containers and put them in the fridge after one day at room temperature. You will find, that they taste especially good straight out of the fridge! 

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