Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

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I simply don’t have words to describe how good these chocolate chip cookie brownies (aka brookies) are. The brownie layer is super fudgy, the cookie layer is kinda like a blondie but more crisp and firm like a cookie— it’s truly the best of both worlds.


1 15 oz can of black beans (strained and rinsed thoroughly)

1/4 cup cacao powder

1/4 cup flour (I typically use almond or oat flour) 

1/3 cup creamy nut butter

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup maple syrup (can sub with honey or other liquid sweetener)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

**add ins:

chocolate chips/chunks


1 + 1/4 cup oat flour

1/4 cup creamy nut butter

1/3 cup maple syrup

2 tablespoons coconut sugar

4 tablespoons coconut oil or butter (softened or melted)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

**add ins:

lots of chocolate chunks and chips


Preheat oven to 350.

For the brownie layer, add all of the ingredients to a food processor and process until a smooth batter forms. Add chocolate chips and set aside.

For the cookie layer, add all ingredients except the chocolate chips, and mix together until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips (and chunks!)

Add brownie batter to the bottom of an 8×8 square baking dish and spread out until evenly distributed. Then take big chunks of cookie dough and place randomly on top of the brownie batter. Lightly press the cookie dough into the brownie batter before baking.

Bake for 30 minutes– the brownies may seem undone, but this is the nature of the black bean brownie. They will be ready after 30 minutes, they just need at least an hour to fully cool and firm up– this is how they get the moist fudgy texture. The cookie portion on top should be golden brown and firm!

3 Replies to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies (Vegan + Gluten-Free)”

  1. I enjoyed the recipe but found they had to bake much longer than 30 minutes. I used an 8×8 square dish. Could you specify in recipe what size pan you used for a 30 minute bake? Thanks!

    1. Hi there! I used an 8×8 dish. The brownies will seem undone after baking– it’s just the way the black bean brownies work—but they will be perfect once you let them cool for at least an hour. The cookies on top should be firm and golden brown, and the brownies will definitely be finished after 30 minutes (otherwise they’ll dry out and get crumbly after cooling)– hope this helps! Will add these notes to the recipe.

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