Unsuspecting Sweets: Most Shared Black Bean Dessert Recipes

Featured Article, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition, Nutrition
on February 1, 2016

Dessert in Disguise

While you might not normally associate black beans with sweets, crafty chefs have figured out a way to incorporate them into healthier desserts for a sneakily sweet spin on their nutrient-packed benefits. Check out these trending black bean delights—you might be inspired enough to try one out yourself!


Amazing Flourless Brownies


If you haven’t tried black beans in brownies yet, now is the time! They’re a perfect substitute for flour and help create a rich, decadent batter that bakes perfectly into chocolatey goodness.

Amazing Flour-less Brownies| Replace flour with black beans for the ultimate guilt-free treat!



Black Bean Brownies 


This recipe has been honed and perfected to create the ultimate fudgy treat. These flourless brownies are as good as—if not better than—the original.

Black Bean Brownies| Flourless, rich and fudgy, these brownies will quickly become your new favorite.

Chocolate Covered Katie


Secretly Healthy Chocolate Brownie Cookies


Black beans are the secret to these chewy chocolate cookies—but we swear you’ll never be able to tell.

Secretly Healthy Chocolate Brownie Cookies| Black beans make these cookies extra healthy and delicious!

Eliza’s Edibles


Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies


Add crushed walnuts, pecans or chocolate chips to take these brownies to the next level. They’re a guilt-free dessert anyone can enjoy!

Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies| The perfect dessert for those sensitive to gluten, vegetarians, and vegans!

Minimalist Baker


Fudgey Pumpkin Flourless Black Bean Brownies


Pumpkin puree makes these brownies moist and utterly divine—not to mention perfect for those with nut, grain, or dairy allergies.

Fudgey Pumpkin Flourless Black Bean Brownies| Pumpkin puree makes these vegan brownies extra moist and decadent.

Ceara’s Kitchen


Vegan Black Bean Brownie Bites


These little bites are packed full of fiber thanks to black beans and flaxseed. Who knew dessert could be good for you, too?

Vegan Black Bean Brownie Bites| These mini-desserts are perfect for diets and packed full of fiber.

My Little Celebration


Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies


Replacing flour with black beans and butter with avocado makes this brownies practically guilt-free.

Flourless Black Bean and Avocado Brownies| The substitutions in these brownies make them extra healthy while still being a great dessert!

Ambitious Kitchen


Secret Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake


You’d never be able to guess that this over-the-top cake was hiding some black beans—and we’re over the moon about the chocolate and peanut butter combo.

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake| You'd never guess what makes this cake so moist and decadent—black beans!

Chocolate And Carrots


Amazing Black Bean Brownies


Coffee powder gives a hint of rich mocha flavor to this healthy and indulgent brownie recipe.

Amazing Black Bean Brownies| Use agave nectar as the sweetener in this healthy and whole brownie recipe.

101 Cookbooks


Black Bean Truffles


These adorable truffles have a similar flavor to a rich chocolate torte. And you’d never know that they’re secretly healthy! 

Black Bean Truffles| Easy, beautiful and healthy dessert made with black beans.

Miss Candiquick