Fudgey Gluten-Free High-Protein Brownies

protein packed brownies


  • 1 can low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup tigernut flour (or alternative flour such as quinoa flour, almond flour, or oat flour)
  • 2 TBSP raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder of choice (Nutrition facts based off Orgain brand)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil, melted (optional if batter too dry)
  • dash of cayenne powder (optional for Mexican spice brownies)
  • additional stevia, maple syrup, or date syrup for additional sweetness if desired (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease 8×8 baking dish and set aside.
  3. Add all ingredients except for 1/2 of the chocolate chips to food processor and blend on high until smooth batter is formed.
  4. Pour batter into baking dish and sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Enjoy!