Vegan Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Vegan Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

      Many people are going vegan these days for a variety of reasons.  Some people do it because they are animal rights activists, others do it because they are concerned about our planet and taking care of our natural resources, and still others do it because they think it is a healthier diet option.

    Whatever your reason is for following a vegan diet, I have been curious for a long time about how good some of these vegan recipes actually are.  I figured what better way to try a vegan dish than to make a vegan dessert?!?!  A vegan diet is also known as a “plant-based” diet and it consists of giving up all meat, dairy, egg and animal products from everything you eat.

    As a Survivor, I am always looking for ways to take better care of my body but I’m not sure if I could fully commit to giving up dairy and egg from my diet.  Although I currently drink only almond milk, I love eating cheese and I’ve always been a big fan of eggs.  I think I could eat more vegan dessert treats if they are all going to taste as good as these Vegan Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies that I made.

Vegan Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Here is the recipe:

Vegan Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Yields: 9 brownies

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Bake: 15 minutes | Total: 20 minutes

Vegan Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies


1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed well
½ cup quick oats
1/3 cup agave (can substitute maple syrup)
¼ cup vegetable oil or coconut oil
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Additional chocolate chips to place on top

Vegan Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8” pan and set aside.
  • Add all ingredients (except for chocolate chips) in a food processor and blend well. Turn off food processor (remove blade), add ½ cup chocolate chips and stir to incorporate.
  • Pour ingredients into prepared pan. Place additional chocolate chips on top, and bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes. Allow the brownies to cool for a minimum of 10 minutes before cutting.


*A blender can work in place of a food processor for this recipe; however, the texture is not quite as good.

*If the brownies still appear to be slightly undercooked after 18 minutes of baking, place them in the refrigerator for 2 hours to allow them to firm up.
*Store brownies in the refrigerator

Vegan Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Let’s Discuss:  Do you think you would be able to follow a vegan diet?

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  1. robin rue says

    My sister in law is a vegan, so I think I might make these for her the next time she comes over. I bet she will love them.

  2. Yum and double yum! How are these vegan?! They look amazing and can’t wait to try them out!

  3. Oh yum! These look good! I love black beans but in a brownie?! is love to try them! Look super chocolatey too!!

  4. I absolutely could not follow a vegan diet. Could not. Not enough protein for me. However, I love many plant based foods, like these brownies!

  5. These look so delicious! I am always looking for ways to make sweets a little healthier for my family. Though we aren’t vegan, I try to eat healthily as possible so this I think would be perfect.

  6. These look amazing! I can’t believe I’m saying that about black bean brownies! I can’t wait to try them out! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Thank you for this recipe! I had no idea you could use black beans when making brownies. They look delicious.

  8. I actually had the chance to taste some black bean brownies a couple of years ago, and I was actually shocked at how tasty they were!

  9. Wow these brownies look amazing. It is great how easy it can be to turn a lot of deserts and cakes into vegan versions just by substituting a few things.

  10. I seriously can’t believe these are made with black beans. I’ve gotta try this out for myself. I’ve been on a health kick recently but that doesn’t mean my sweet tooth is gone!

  11. I have an #autoimmune disease called Rheumatoid Arthritis and I’ve been trying to stick to a dairy, refined sugar and Gluten free diet, it’s amazing how much it’s helped me when I stick to it. But its been really hard. I’ve wondered if going full vegan would help and I love black beans so I’m pinning this to try them out!

  12. I’m so curious too! I’m not vegan and have no idea what’s even considered as vegan food so even if I wanted to bake something for my vegan friends, I would not know where to start. Black beans are such an interesting component. I guess I found my first vegan brownie recipe!

  13. I’ve tried a few different vegan brownie recipes, but non that use black beans. I’ve heard they make amazing brownies so I really need to give this a try.

  14. Ah this is clever! It’s always nice to have some alternative recipes that are healthier. I think I’d like these.

  15. Reesa Lewandowski says

    Oh these look delicious!!!! I never would have guessed they were vegan black bean if I didn’t see the ingredients!!

  16. Oh yum! This looks so good and way healthier than normal brownies too! I’m definitely up for trying this one out!

  17. I’ve always thought I would like to go vegetarian but don’t think I would cope so well, so definitely couldn’t manage vegan! I understand why people do though. These brownies look delicious!

  18. I used black beans in brownies before and no one noticed. Great way to sneak in fiber and lower fat.

  19. As a vegan I can totally tell you 100% that I can follow a vegan diet.I have for 4 years, and was vegetarian for 20 years prior to that. I make a similar version to these brownies and they are delicious. As an athlete, yoga teacher and personal trainer I always find it funny that people think they need all this protein from meat. You don’t. People should focus more on leafy greens and vegetables/fruits than protein! The world would be healthier for it!

  20. Those look amazing! I wonder if I could trick my hubby with these! He loves sweets. Some swaps I’ve tried, he didn’t care for.

  21. Neha Saini says

    I’ve only made them once – I used Mama Pea’s recipe on her blog. They were really good! Nice and fudgy tasting ???? I can’t wait to try these ones!!

  22. Aha! Now I found a way to make my husband and my sons eat their beans. I am going to make this black bean brownies when they are out and a pan of brownies will be waiting for them when they get home. 🙂

  23. I was just having a conversation with my husband about sneaking veggies into sweets. Years ago I had a great cookbook but a friend borrowed it and I never saw it again. This looks like a wonderful recipe and I know my daughters would be excited for brownies!

  24. These look super delicious. I need to try them especially since they are hiding beans in them.

  25. Can this look any more lovely! I think it’s really nice that you were able to incorporate the black beans into the recipe. I’d love to give this a try.

  26. I don’t make too many vegan desserts but this looks delicious! I have made black bean brownies before and they are ALWAYS so yummy. I need to try out your recipe!

  27. Tracie Cooper says

    These look amazing and I would love to make them for my niece who follows a vegan diet!

  28. These look so delicious! At first I was like, beans in brownies? But now, I am dying to give them a try. Thank you for the inspiration, love how they are vegan. 🙂

  29. Krystle Cook says

    I have never made anything like this before! These look super delicious.

  30. Never in a million years would I have thought to put beans in brownies! Very innovative.

  31. These look so yummy! I love brownies 🙂

  32. I would have never assumed beans could go into brownies! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Julie Wood says

    These are really healthy vegan brownies that I would love to try and see how the family likes. I will have to make these for a dessert for me and the kids!

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