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Black Bean Brownie Bites

You can add sprinkles to make these fun or leave them plain—either one works! Serving size is 2 brownie bites.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12 (Makes 24 brownie bites)
Calories 109kcal


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or melted butter)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 14.5- ounce can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 24-cup mini muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Add the oil and chocolate chips to a heat-safe bowl. Warm in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir together until the chocolate and oil are blended together.
  • Add the chocolate-oil mixture to a food processor with the rest of the ingredients except the flour. Blend well.
  • Pulse in the flour.
  • Divide the batter among the muffin cups, using a heaping tablespoon in each. Flatten a bit with a spoon and add sprinkles if desired.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until firm to the touch. Let cool fully before serving.



  • These are not crazy sweet, so stir in an extra 1/4 cup chocolate chips before baking if desired. (We don't typically do that and my kids like them just fine, but just to manage you own expectations about the sweetness level.)
  • I like to store these in the fridge and we prefer to eat them cold.
  • Store in an airtight container or bag in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • You can freeze in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Let cool fully first and to thaw, place into the fridge overnight or thaw at room temperature.
  • Sprinkles are optional but recommended.
  • Gluten-free: Use cup for cup gluten-free flour.
  • To make without flour, you can grind rolled oats in a food processor or blender until it resembles a coarse meal.
  • The batter is fairly thick, so press it down a little when you portion out the batter into the muffin tin.
  • Let cool fully before eating if you can!


Serving: 2bites | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg