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Chocolate Cherry Egg Free Brownies

These chocolate cherry egg free brownies are a vegan-friendly, indulgent treat that you'd never know was made with whole wheat flour and black beans!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Author Snacking in Sneakers



  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/3 cup the liquid from the can of beans (aquafaba)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup oil (vegetable, coconut - whatever you prefer)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (Enjoy Life are dairy free if you can't have dairy)
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted cherries
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (additional to mix in)



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Puree black beans and aquafaba in a food processor or blender. Add to bowl.
  • Add sugar, applesauce, oil, and vanilla to bowl and whisk with black bean mixture.
  • Melt the 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave (it should only take about 30-60 seconds - do this in 20 second increments and do not overheat).  Add to the bowl with previous ingredients. Whisk mixture.
  • Add flour, salt, and baking powder to bowl and stir to combine.  Fold in chopped cherries and remaining unmelted chocolate chips.
  • Pour into a brownie pan or a pie plate and bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, or until the top looks dry and a knife pulls out clean. (If you want it a little fudgier, you could try baking a smidge less – I haven't tried it but there's no need to worry about food poisoning from undercooked items since there are no eggs in it). Let cool and slice into squares. Enjoy!


Recipe Tips:
  • Recipe can be made vegan as long as sugar is used that does not include a bone-char filtering process.
  • Because there are beans and cherries in this recipe, I recommend storing in an airtight container in the fridge.  When you’re ready to have another, pop one out and reheat in the microwave for a warm treat.