Black Forest Black Bean Brownies

Made with black beans and free from dairy and gluten in case you’re avoiding both or either.


Black Forest Black Bean Brownies



  • 1 - 19oz (540mL) can Black Beans, rinsed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. Almond Extract
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp. Almond Milk (or any milk)
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chuncks

Nutritional Information:

Gluten & Dairy Free

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  • STEP 1

    Rum Cherries (makes approximately 2 cups of sauce)


    • 5 c. fresh pitted BC Tree Fruits cherries
    • 1/4 c. sugar
    • ¼ c. water
    • 1/3 c. rum
    • 1 Tbsp. corn starch
    • 5 Tbsp. water

    In a medium saucepan combine the cherries, sugar and 2 tablespoons of water.  Cook over medium heat until the cherries soften and the sugar dissolves, approximately 10-15 minutes.  Add the rum and stir.

    In a cup, stir together the corn starch and water until the corn starch is dissolved and smooth.  Slowly drizzle it into the cherries while stirring.  Continue to cook on medium heat until the cherries thicken and look clear not cloudy, approximately 2 minutes. Set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9×9 square or round baking pan, lining with parchment paper.

  • STEP 3

    Place all of the ingredients for the brownies except for the chocolate chips/chunks and blend on medium speed in a blender until completely smooth.

  • STEP 4

    Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Taking 3/4 cup of the rum cherries, drop the cherry mixture in spoonfuls over top of the brownie mixture, gently swirling at the surface (you don’t want to mix it too much).  Sprinkle the chocolate chips/chunks over the top and bake for approximately 1 hour (it will pull away from the pan at the edges and be set in the middle)

  • STEP 5

    Remove from the oven and cool.

  • STEP 6

    Serve with the extra rum cherries and coconut whip topping or vanilla ice cream or ‘nice’ cream.

Recipe By: Tori Wesszer

My nutrition philosophy embraces moderation and quality without deprivation. You will find that my recipes and nutrition advice centre around sustainable and enjoyable healthy eating. I am head over heels in love with food made with the best ingredients, eating in good company and making your table look as gorgeous as possible. I promise that you will love cooking (and eating) even more when you use the right tools and invest in kitchen items that make cooking and baking easy and beautiful to look at. Food simply tastes better when we add those extra touches and slow down to truly enjoy a meal as a family versus grabbing takeout in your car or having kids glued to the TV on the couch during dinner.