Black Bean Brownies

So good that your friends and kids won't even know that they are good for them!

black bean brownies

Makes 9-16 brownies, depending on desired size

gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, yeast-free

contains eggs


  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cacao powder
  • 4 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted, (or melted butter)
  • 3/4 cup raw honey (or 1 cup xylitol or other preferred sweetener)
  • 1 teasp. vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs (preferably pastured)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 teasp. salt
  • 1/4 cup water (or more or less, as needed) 


Preheat oven to 350F.

Blend all ingredients together in Blender (I use Vitamix) until nearly smooth or smooth

Grease 8"x 8" baking pan with coconut oil. Pour mix in prepared dish.

Bake 40-45 min until set in center.

Allow to cool on rack 10-15 min at least, better completely. Cut in squares.

Be careful lifting the squares out of the dish, they tend to fall apart unless very cold.

Keep in the fridge (I like the brownies best cold out of the fridge. 

These brownies are fudgy and sooo delicious. 

You wouldn't know there are beans in it!

About the author

Dr. Christine Sauer

Dr. Christine Sauer, MD, ND is a German-trained, retired conventional as well as naturopathic physician, a Certified Brain, and Mental Health Coach and a Nutrition, Supplementation, Weight Loss and Emotional Eating Expert. Through her own journey from the successful owner of a large medical practice in Germany through the abyss of mental and physical illness to complete recovery, she discovered her unique process, combining education, life and health coaching, to help her clients to "Recover Your Sparkle", to achieve lasting peace, joy, and 5-dimensional health. Her mission is to be a beacon for love, joy, and peace in this scary world. Her hobbies are science, learning new things, cooking, gardening, and her husband and dog.
She is also an international #1 bestselling author, TEDx speaker, mentor and trainer for other coaches and a loving human being!

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