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Black Bean Peppermint Brownies

Black Bean Peppermint Brownies


What a perfect healthy conscious holiday treat!  Who knew beans could taste so great?  Why are these so great?

  • high in fiber – balanced blood sugar and moods
  • low in saturated fats
  • coconut oil is fantastic for energy levels
  • high in protein to keep you feeling full, longer

These are kid tested!


  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin, applesauce or coconut oil
  • 1/2 sucanat or coconut sugar (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-3 drops of peppermint essential oils
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • optional – walnuts


Blend all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in blender until smooth.  Pour into 9×9 inch pan that has been greased with coconut oil and floured with cocoa powder.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Bake for 30 minutes at 350.  Add crushed candy canes or chocolate chips or nuts to top about 5 minutes before done.  Enjoy!


Linda Ljucovic, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Oakville.

  • Beth Lombard

    January 19, 2013at8:25 pm

    I am a client of BP and I saw this posted in the office recently. I loved it!! And even surprised that my daughter liked it but of course I did not tell her the main ingredient! Great ‘healthy’ treat for me who’s iron deficient – a great reason to eat more brownies!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • admin

      January 20, 2013at6:55 am

      I’m so glad you liked them! They are a staple in our house as well. 🙂 I have since revised the recipe to make them a little more moist. Try them with 3 eggs (instead of 2) and a 1/4 cup of pure pumpkin. Really good!

  • Claudia M.

    March 18, 2013at11:40 am

    Wow! Not my husband or the kids knew what was in them and they loved them! I used the suggested 3 egg and added pumpkin and we loved them!

    A patient of Dr. Jennifer Kaster, I decided to browse the website and found these great recipes! Today we’re making super power balls. Thansk fo sharing these.