Skinny Black Bean Brownies

I spent quite a while faffing around with this recipe. Do I cut out flour completely and just use beans - yes!

Will it be sweet enough with only dates to sweeten it especially if we’re using dark chocolate? It turned out beautifully sweet enough. The resulting brownie recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and no added sugar. Hope you enjoy these deliciously decadent fuss-free brownies – Mariella, Skinny Bakery Founder

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • Calories: 189
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Sugar alternatives
  • Vegetarian


For the brownies:

  • 500g hydrated black beans (I pre-soak mine the night before and boil as per the instructions)
  • 170g melted dark chocolate
  • 20g organic cocoa
  • 220g whole organic eggs
  • 150g chopped dates
  • 20g chopped cashews
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda


Step 1:

Blend all your ingredients with a stick blender, I use Braun.

Step 2:

Spray your brownie pan with fry light, smooth the mixture into the pan and sprinkle with cashews (almonds, walnuts, pecans all work well.)

Step 3:

Bake on 175°c for 20 minutes and munch (if you’re like me and like ’em gooey.)

P.S. Top tip: This has absolutely nothing to do with baking but use hairspray to remove biro from shellac nails – happened to me today and I can’t tell you how grateful I was to the person who told me #goodkarma.

-Please note all recipes are my own and property of The Skinny Bakery Ltd. If you wish to share them, please credit us – thank you!- Mariella Forte, founder, The Skinny Bakery

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