Holiday Black Bean Brownies

Holiday Black Bean Brownies

Holiday Black Bean Brownies are moist and gooey with a crisp crust and a candy cane crunch. The main ingredient is black beans but I promise you won’t be able to tell they are hiding in there! The fiber in the black beans will regulate the speed at which sugars are released into your body. This means that these gluten free brownies won’t spike your sugar levels and you won’t end up with a sugar crash a couple hours later. With two cups of black beans and three eggs, these candy cane black bean brownies are pretty high in protein as well. 

Holiday Black Bean Brownies (Gluten Free)
Prep time: 15min
Cook time: 35-40min
Serving size: 12 brownies


½ cup gluten free oats
19 oz Black Beans, drained and rinsed or 2 cups cooked black beans
3 eggs
3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
½ cup cacao powder
¾ cup honey
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp peppermint extract
½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips
½ cup crushed candy canes


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the oats in a food processor and process until you reach flour like consistency.
  3. Add the beans, eggs, coconut oil, cacao, honey, baking powder and vanilla and blend until smooth.
  4. Gently fold in chocolate chips and crushed candy canes.
  5. Transfer into the pan and even out the top with a wet spatula.
  6. Bake the brownies for 40-35min or until a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool before slicing and enjoy!
Jesse Lane Lee, CNP