Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies lunch box snack recipe


Brownies make for the best treats, and these are even better as they’re high in fibre, packed with nutrients, and flourless. This gluten-free recipe makes about 16, and are delicious as is, or top with some peanut butter or tahini drizzle. This recipe is basically a ‘one bowl’ recipe, and only requires a food blender to prepare.

The black beans create a moist and gooey texture, and you won’t taste or notice them in these brownies. They do add a lot of minerals, fibre and essential vitamins, which benefits healthy bones, digestion, blood sugar, and heart health. Healthy snacking never tasted this good, and the best part is that it only takes a few minutes to prepare the batter, and get baking. Ideal for lunch boxes too!


  • 1 ½ C Black beans (rinse rinsed)
  • 1/3 C Coconut oil
  • ¼ C Honey
  • ¼ C Coconut sugar
  • ¼ C Cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2 Large free-range eggs
  • 1/3 C Chocolate chips

Preheat the oven at 175C. Add all ingredients except the eggs and chocolate chips to the OmniBlend jug and blend on low for about 20 seconds, till blended and all ingredients are incorporated in the batter Add the 2 eggs and blend again, until just combined. Pour into a prepared brownie tin (about 20x20cm), and sprinkle chips on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

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