• 2- 15 oz cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup Flour (may use gluten free flour)
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp vegan powdered egg replacer or tapioca flour (just the powder, do not make the “egg”)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup dairy free chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 375.  Put all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips, into a food processor.  Process until nice and smooth, then move the batter to a bowl.  Mix in the chocolate chips and scrape batter into an 8x8 silicone pan (I use this one). Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.  They will be fudgy, allow them to cool slightly before cutting and serving.


Makes 9 servings.


  1. Amy on January 28, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Can I half this recipe? I only have 1 can of black beans but I have all the other ingredients? Looks so good!!!

  2. Valerie Curtis on January 29, 2021 at 10:58 am

    I can’t wait to try this! Will Flax or Chia Seed be a good enough egg replacer?

    • Sherry Livering on February 8, 2021 at 9:45 am

      Yes, please answer this! I don’t keep egg replacer in the house. TIA!

      • Jeanne on February 21, 2021 at 10:27 am

        1 tbsp flax meal and 3 tbsp h2o – perfect fudge brownies!

        • Dana on March 6, 2021 at 5:37 pm

          I made these tonight and added some walnuts. They are so delicious!

    • Jeanne on February 21, 2021 at 10:25 am

      Valerie, I used flax egg – 1 tbsp flax meal and 3 tbsp h2o and it turned out great. Hope this helps.

  3. Brandy on January 31, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Could you use flax for the egg replacer?

    • Jeanne on February 21, 2021 at 10:26 am

      Brandy, I used flax egg – 1 tbsp flax meal and 3 tbsp h2o. The brownies were unreal!

  4. Linette on January 31, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Great recipes I cannot wait to try them on my twin niece and nephew who just started this lifestyle!!({I’m working on me lol ) please Keep them coming and short and easy are so much healthful

  5. Britt on February 3, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    These are KILLER!!! Thanks, Kiki 😁

  6. Rhonda on February 5, 2021 at 4:17 am

    These look amazing!!

    • Trivic on April 27, 2021 at 1:27 pm

      Hello. Please what does it means “2-15 oz” ? Thanks a lot. It looks so ymmy.

  7. Nancy on February 5, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Yes , they are KILLER! I put them in regular sized muffin cups for easier freeze, and when they came out of oven, I sprinkled a few chips on each one and put back in oven for 3 minutes…..And then I spread like frosting after the 3 minutes. Next time I am going to try mini muffin sized pan…….

  8. Lydia on February 6, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    These are dangerously good! It’s hard to find egg replacer in Australia so I used 1 mashed banana instead and they were AMAZING!!

    • Shawnah on February 11, 2021 at 6:10 pm

      I’ve made these three times now AND still lost weight THANK YOU JESUS (and Kiki) So appreciate it! Kid approved which is huge!

    • Laura on February 13, 2021 at 9:33 am


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  10. Becky on February 8, 2021 at 11:29 am

    I can finally feel good about feeding my kids brownies for dinner! LOL! 😂😂😂
    These are incredible!

  11. Lindsay on February 18, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    These are delicious! I may not have told everyone there are black beans in them!

  12. Ann Myers on February 24, 2021 at 8:03 am

    I made these yesterday and so happy I did! They are delicious!

  13. Christine Rodrigo on March 2, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    This is seriously the best recipe everrrrrr!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  14. Lauren J. on March 6, 2021 at 8:31 am

    5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating!

    These were so easy to make and turned out really yummy. I have been craving a dessert these past couple weeks since starting the starch solution and this hit the spot. Thanks Kiki!

  15. Laura on April 27, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    These were seriously good! Nobody could guess what the main ingredient was.

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