Desserts, Sweet Cheats

GLUTEN FREE Black Bean Protein Fudge Brownies!


You spin me right round brownies right round like a record baby right round, round, round!

Bring out the blender and your party pants because we’re going on a black bean brownie adventure!

I’ve seen brownies made all kinds of ways. For me, I find the black bean or sweet potato brownies to be my favorite! I love sweet potatoes in general and I love the fact that black beans are already dark in color which make them perfect for a brownie substitute.  

My best advice, don’t dismiss this recipe! These brownies will end up way better than you’d expect.

I’ve made the same batch before with added chocolate peanut butter and MAN did that take them to a new level!

As always, get creative! Add nuts, sprinkles, chocolate chips or whatever your taste buds are craving!



1 can of black beans, rinsed and dried

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tbs tapioca flour *optional* I just love adding tapioca flour to make my treats fluffier and rich!

2-3 drops of liquid stevia vanilla drops or sweetener of choice. I used Sweetleaf . Honey or peanut butter would be great options too!

 Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender until a smooth batter is formed. If your mixture is too dry, go ahead and add small amounts of water.

 Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting.

NOTE: If your brownies still look like they need to firm up, place in the fridge for them to harden.

Use this recipe as a template to substitute the black beans with bananas or sweet potatoes!

If you tried this recipe post your picture on instagram and tag #skinnyfatgirl


What’s your favorite style of brownies? More fluffy? Dense? With walnuts? Chewy?

Comment below!