Healthy Vegan Brownies, Fudgy, Oil-Free & Gluten-Free
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These delicious, fudgy, healthy vegan brownies have two secret ingredients. Avocado instead of oil and black beans instead of flour and don't worry, you would never know black beans were an ingredient. Also, some people prefer these sweeter and use vegan sugar instead of the maple syrup.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1 15-ounce carton cooked black beans, well rinsed and drained
  • ½ of small avocado
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup oat flour (or gluten-free, wheat or white flour)
  • 2 flax eggs
  • ⅛ cup soy or nut milk
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup (or ¾ vegan sugar)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
Optional add-ins - walnuts & dairy-free chocolate chips
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Lightly grease a 9 x 9 baking dish and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  3. Add all the ingredients except the optional add-ins to a food processor. Puree for approximately 2-4 minutes. You want it smooth and it will be thick.
  4. Evenly distribute the batter into the baking dish.
  5. Bake for 30 -40 minutes or until the the top is dry and the edges start to pull away.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes before removing from the pan.
  7. Store in an airtight container for a couple of day or refrigerate to keep longer.
  8. *Two flax eggs can be made by combining 2 tablespoons of ground flax and 5½ tablespoons of water. Put into the refrigerator for 10 minutes to thicken.
Recipe by Ordinary Vegan at