Kidney Bean Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE Brownies made with KIDNEY BEANS! This healthy easy recipe makes brownies with kidney beans instead of butter and oil! They are topped with the BEST peanut butter frosting! Easy to make them completely gluten free and vegan too!

Course Dessert
Servings 12


For the brownies

  • 1 15 oz can of kidney beans dark or light - drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil can substitute coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

For the frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter - melted
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Sprinkles optional.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips and mix with spoon so they are equally distributed.
  4. Grease a 8x8 pan and pour brownie mixture in it. Take a spatula to smooth out the top.
  5. Bake the brownies for 16-18 minutes and remove from oven.


  1. Put butter and peanut butter in a bowl and mix with electric mixer.
  2. Slowly pour in your powdered sugar a little at a time. When it starts to thicken, add your 2 tablespoons milk in and continue to mix. You should keep mixing for about 2-3 minutes until your frosting is fluffy. If it's still thick, add a additional tablespoon of milk if needed.
  3. Once brownies are cool, spread your peanut butter frosting across them.
  4. Pat the frosting down with a spatula so it becomes a smooth layer. Add sprinkles on top and press down with spatula again.
  5. Put in refrigerator for one hour to let the frosting set.
  6. Cut into 20 brownie squares, enjoy!