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Black Bean Brownie Recipe and Dye-free Green Frosting

These fudgy and delicious brownies are made healthier with black beans and a naturally-colored green frosting.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado, black beans, brownies, dye free, frosting, gluten-free, vegetarian
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 248kcal


  • 15 ounce black beans, canned
  • 3 large egg
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup honey


  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup unsifted powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 square baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Combine the rinsed and drained black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, baking powder, and sweetener (of your choice - honey, sugar, etc.), in a blender; blend until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 25- 30 minutes.
  • Using the whisk attachment for your mixer, beat avocado and butter until combined and no lumps remain.
  • Beat in vanilla and salt.
  • Add powdered sugar slowly and mix until combined. Add more powdered sugar to reach desired consistency.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 230mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 32g