carob powder

Black Bean Hemp Brownies

Be warned, these gluten free black bean brownies, will have you going back for seconds, maybe thirds! You can whip these bad boys up in a matter of 10 minutes + 30 minutes bake time. I’ve filled you on the benefits of black beans, now let’s look at the perks of our beloved Hemp Hearts.

  • complete protein
  • contain essential fatty acids omega 6 and omega 3
  • good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber
  • packed with vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E
  • loaded with calcium and iron
  • provide long lasting energy
  • curb hunger
  • aid in digestion

This black bean brownie recipe is a real treat, that I think all of you will enjoy. I have switched out cocoa powder for carob powder, due to what I had on hand. Carob is naturally sweet, low in fat, high in fiber, caffeine free, and has three times as much calcium as cocoa powder. Now that you have all the reasons to indulge in these delicious brownies, get baking and see if you can taste the difference.

Black Bean Hemp Brownies

  • 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup carob powder
  • 2 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop hemp protein powder
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup Hemp Hearts
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free semi- sweet or dark chocolate chips, if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Place the black beans, eggs, melted coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, protein, and honey in a food processor. Blend until smooth
  3. Remove the blade and gently stir in the Hemp Hearts and chocolate chips
  4. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan 9×9 or 9 x 13 inch pan
  5. Bake the brownies for 30 minutes, or until just set in the center. Cool before cutting into squares