Fudgy Mocha Black Bean Brownie Hearts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Fudgy Mocha Black Bean Brownie Hearts - Packed with healthy plant protein and fiber, this vegan brownie recipe is an easy, gluten free dessert that is delicious and healthy! Trust me - no one will suspect they are made with beans!
Course: Brownies, Dessert
Cuisine: dairy free, egg free, gluten free, oil free, refined sugar free, vegan
Keyword: flourless brownies, gluten free dairy free brownies, healthy vegan brownies
Servings: 8
Calories: 166 kcal
Author: Jenn Sebestyen
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor blend black beans, vanilla, maple syrup, and applesauce until smooth. This might take several minutes to get the beans all ground up. Scrape down the sides as necessary.
  3. Add the espresso powder, cocoa powder, flax meal, baking powder and salt and process until combined and smooth. Scrape down the sides as necessary.
  4. Remove the blade and set aside. Add the chocolate chips to the batter and gently stir to incorporate.
  5. Pour batter into an 8x8 baking pan lined with parchment paper. (Overhang the parchment paper on both ends by a few inches. This is very important as the brownies will still be very soft when they come out of the oven and the parchment paper will allow you to take the whole square of brownies out of the pan with ease.)
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes. The top should be set, but the center will still be soft. A toothpick will not (and should not) come out clean.
  7. Let cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Carefully lift them out of the pan by holding onto the parchment paper overhang. They will probably still be soft and "bend" a little. This is ok, just be careful not to pull up on the sides too hard and break them.
  8. Let cool on a wire rack for another 20-30 minutes. The brownies should be firmer now, but still soft and fudgy. Carefully cut out into heart shapes or into bars.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Fudgy Mocha Black Bean Brownie Hearts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.