Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Black bean brownies have been all the rage lately, and for a good reason! They’re packed with protein, complex carbs and fibre to keep you full for hours! I love using beans and legumes in desserts because it’s an easy replacement for traditional flour without sacrificing the texture and taste.

These brownies are moist, sweet, but not too sweet and best of all, chocolatey! Instead of using cocoa powder, I opt for cacao powder because of it’s mineral profile. Cacao packs a punch and contains nearly 40 times the amount of antioxidants than blueberries and is a rich source of magnesium and calcium. It does contain a small amount of caffeine, so be careful taking it in the evening. I love using a scoop of cacao in my morning coffee with a scoop of maca, coconut oil and splash of almond milk.

The one other superfood in these scrumptious brownies is peppermint essential oil. Bet you didn’t know you could take it internally did you? This only goes for a few oils, doTERRA is my trusted banded because of it’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade and the fact that it is recognized by Health Canada for internal use. I love using peppermint oil in my water for a metabolic boost, applying it to my temples if I have a headache or need an energy boost and lastly to my brownies!

Get out your oils and get ready to be blown over with the flavour in these delicious gems with only 3 drops of oil!


Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies


  • 1 Can Black Beans

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar

  • 1/4 cup Giddy Yoyo cacao powder

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 3 drops doTERRA peppermint essential oil

  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease an 8x8 inch baking sheet with coconut oil.

  2. Add all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips to a food processor and blend until smooth.

  3. Pour the batter into the baking sheet, top with chocolate chips and bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.