Friday 16 June, 2017 0 Comments

There’s nothing more delicious than decadent than a fudgey, warm brownie on a cold winter night. Conventional brownies are full of gluten or refined grains, sugar and store bought versions often contain trans fats – definitely not a winning combo!

If you're a brownie lovers, don't worry, we have good news for you. The traditional chocolate brownie has had a BePure makeover. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, flourless and gets it’s fudgey texture from a surprise ingredient - black beans!

There are several black bean brownie recipes floating around the internet. We experimented with several before coming up with our own BePure recipe. We’ve substituted ripe bananas in place of half the natural sweetener and included organic chocolate chunks.

This recipe is great to make with kids. It can be simply made in a food processor and because it is gluten free, you don’t have to worry about overworking the batter and making a tough finished product.


  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 x 400g can of organic black beans, drained
  • ⅓ cup cacao powder (gold standard), you could also use cocoa powder
  • 2–3 Tbsp of liquid sweetener of choice – maple syrup, honey etc. 
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 ripe bananas 
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence or vanilla bean paste
  • Pinch of Himalayan rock salt
For decorating:
  • 70 grams of dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Grease and line a 20cm baking dish.
  3. Place all the ingredients except for the dark chocolate and Tbsp of peanut butter into a food processor and process until smooth. About 2 minutes.
  4. Spoon the batter into your prepared baking dish. Scatter the dark chocolate and peanut butter over the top of the mixture and swirl through the batter.
  5. Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until firm on top but soft in the middle.
  6. Allow to cool and cut into squares. Will keep in the fridge for 5 days.... If it lasts that long!


If you give this recipe a go let us know how you get on. Tag your pictures on Instagram with @BePureBenWarren. 

Disclaimer: This blog post is for educational purposes only. It is not designed to diagnose, treat or cure. We are all unique, for your individual health concerns it is important to discuss these with a BePure Clinical Consultant or relevant health professional.