Boozy Mexican Chilli and Black Bean Brownies

These deliciously decadent and fudgy brownies are both gluten and lactose free, but  you wouldn’t know it as they are so tantalisingly moreish. A cheeky splash of tequila adds a grown up edge.


  • Dairy free butter for greasing
  • 2 x 400g tins black beans, drained
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp tequila
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 200g dairy free butter, at room temperature
  • 200g light muscovado sugar
  • 100g cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 100g dark chocolate (at least 70%), chopped into chunks

Cooking Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180c/160c fan/gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 20 x 30cm tin and line it with baking paper.
  2. Put the drained beans, vanilla, salt, chilli powder, tequila and 2 eggs in a bowl and blitz with a hand blender until the mixture is completely smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl place the butter, sugar, cocoa and 4 remaining eggs and beat with an electric whisk until smooth and creamy. Start off slowly then increase the speed. Beat in the baking powder and then whisk in the bean mixture and fold in the chocolate chunks.
  4. Using a spatula scrape the mixture into the prepared tin ensuring that it is level. Bake for 25 minutes until firm to the touch.
  5. Leave to cool in the tin and then cut into squares.
  6. The brownies will keep for a few days in a tin at room temperature or in an airtight box in the fridge for a week.
  7. Maravilloso!