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Chocolate Strawberry Flourless Brownies

Servings 9 huge brownies


  • 1 cup freeze dried strawberries
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking pan.
  • In a food processor, pulverize the freeze dried strawberries into a powder. Careful - I left the insert in the lid off and hacked up a lung from breathing in the dust!
  • Add black beans, eggs, cocoa powder, sugar, oil, baking powder and soda, and vanilla. Process until smooth. You may need to scrape down the edges a couple times.
  • Remove the food processor blade. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Spread evenly to the edges.
  • Bake for 22-28 minutes, or until the edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan and the middle feels firm. (Mine baked for 24 minutes)


Athletes: Tough training needs some serious nutrition to support those training demands. Use your dessert to refuel and repair after long training sessions.
Healthy Eating: Everyone needs dessert in their lives. Have it a little more often with these flourless, black bean brownies.
Kids: What's better than serving dessert with meals?! Keep that smirk on your face as your kids are super excited you gave them dessert with lunch knowing they're getting their serving of beans for the day. Win-Win.
Other Thoughts:
  • The first time I baked them for 31 minutes and they were a little dry - more cake like. Bake for less time for a fudgier brownie.
  • I used a metal pan. A glass pan may need to bake a little longer.
  • These would also be good with chocolate chips on top. Or... that icing I made for my Fudge Chocolate Cake. Oh man... lemme know if you try THAT!