Black Bean Brownies

Number of Servings: 9 (1 Brownie) (88 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 1 hour 30 min.
Black Bean Brownies

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that is 60–70% as sweet as table sugar yet it is almost non-caloric, does not affect blood sugar, does not cause tooth decay, and is partially absorbed by the body.  It is less likely to cause gastric side effects than other sugar alcohols due to its unique digestion pathway.


  • 3 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ cup granulated erythritol
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup quinoa flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. instant coffee
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup + 1 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 (15½ oz.) can no salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 9-inch brownie pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir the flaxseed and almond milk together, set aside to thicken.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  4. In a blender, puree applesauce, black beans, oil, vanilla and thickened flaxseed mixture.  Puree until all of the beans have been liquified. Pour into a large bowl.
  5.  Add the dry mixture to the wet in thirds, whisking thoroughly each time. The batter should be thick.
  6. Spread the batter in the prepared pan. Bake for 45 minutes.  To test if the center is cooked, tap the surface. If it’s firm and springs back, it’s ready.
  7. Let cool for about 30-40 minutes in the pan, then flip onto a drying rack top-side/ugly-side down.  Peel off the parchment paper and let cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

9 servings per container

Serving Size 88 g

Amount per serving
Calories 105
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 21%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 16g
Other Carbohydrate 24g
Protein 5g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 102.2mg 8%
Iron 2.2mg 10%
Potassium 260mg 6%
Vitamin A 4.5mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Vitamin E 0.9mg 6%
Vitamin K 2.5mcg 2%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 0%
Niacin 1.5mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0%
Folate 51mcg 13%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.1mcg 0%
Chloride 0.3mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.1mg 0%
Phosphorus 190.9mg 15%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 69.5mg 15%
Zinc 1mg 10%
Selenium 2.2mcg 4%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 0.5mg 20%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 23mcg 50%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Black Beans, Erythritol, Unsweetened Applesauce, Unsweetened Almond Milk (almondmilk (filtered Water, Almonds), Tricalcium Phosphate, Sea Salt, Gellan Gum, Dipotassium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Sunflower Lecithin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, D-alpha Tocopherol (natural Vitamin E)), Cocoa, Whole Grain Quinoa Flour, Ground Flax Seeds, Canola Oil, Baking Powder (sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate), Baking Soda, Vanilla Extract, Salt, Instant Coffee.

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