Mint Chip Black Bean Brownies

Snappy and cool, these Mint Chip Black Bean Brownies are a protein packed, deliciously gluten free treat that everyone will enjoy. Easy to make, even easier to eat.

Chocolate Mint Chip Black Bean Brownies - Gluten Free

Have you ever baked with beans? I’ve had major success with chickpeas in the form of blondies and now I have the same giddy feelings about these Mint Chip Black Bean Brownies.

Using beans that I made from dried in my Instant Pot just amplified those warm fuzzies. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chocolate Mint Chip Black Bean Brownies - Gluten Free

What makes these brownies extra cool, is that I used a peppermint essential oil to give them that cool breeze flavour.

Did you know I’ve got a new hobby? It’s called buying essential oils. Haha! For real, I want to buy all . the . oils . I had a friend introduce me to them about a month ago and I just can’t my hands on enough of them. A diffuser has been making the rounds in any room I happen to be in, prompting my new search for a second diffuser, or even a nebulizer.


The bonus is that it’s natural and as a former perfume lover I am in heaven. Before learning about their toxic ingredients I was a massive fragrance fanatic. Scented lotions, sprays and potions lined my vanity until I phased them out for a cleaner lifestyle. And that’s where I’ve stayed until now. My friends, essential oils have entered my life. ๐Ÿ™‚

Besides the above mentioned diffusing, I’ve been wearing certain blends as perfume and adding things like lemon and tea tree to my usually boring vinegar based  bathroom and kitchen cleaners. It is SO fun.

Mint Chip Black Bean Brownies

gluten free dessert on blue plate garnished with fresh mint

Now cut to these Brownies … or should I say cut into these brownies? Haha! Either way, you definitely have to research the quality and ingredients of your essential oils before using them internally.

I trust the sourcing of the brand I buy (doTerra) and feel safe following their guide to which oils can be taken internally and how you can do it.

These Mint Chip Black Bean Brownies are super easy.

Toss everything in a food processor or strong blender until its a smooth batter and bake it up! Done. You don’t even have to tell anyone they are made from black beans if you think they may be wary. I didn’t tell Joe. He ate them up, blissfully unaware. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Chocolate Mint Chip Black Bean Brownies - Gluten Free


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Mint Chip Black Bean Brownies

Sharon Rhodes
Snappy and cool, these Mint Chip Black Bean Brownies are a protein packed, deliciously gluten free treat that everyone will enjoy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 308 kcal



  • Heat oven to 350 and line an 8×8 with parchment
  • Combine all ingredients except for the chocolate chips in a food processor or high speed blender and blend, turning off and scraping down the sides when necessary, until the beans have broken down and the batter is smooth and pourable. Stir in half of the chocolate chips and pour the batter into the prepared 8×8.
  • Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top of the batter and pop into the oven. Bake for 30 minutes checking that the top has set, is slightly cracking and that the sides are starting to pull away
  • Let cool for 5-10 before slicing
  • Store covered in the fridge


Calories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 332mgFiber: 5gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 120IUCalcium: 74mgIron: 2mg
Keyword doterra brownie recipe, mint black bean brownies
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  1. Mint and chocolate are one of my favourite dessert combinations, and I love the fact that the healthy protein and fibre means I can sneak an extra brownie without feeling guilty. ๐Ÿ™‚ Totally my kind of snack!

    1. Hi Jennifer! I’m looking into adding nutritional info unfortunately I don’t currently have the program that formulates the labels. Hopefully soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. haha welcome to the world of essential oils! I don’t use mine often enough, but they’re great! So many healing properties and beautiful scents. This recipe sounds delicious, like a much better version of After Eight! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I’m so hooked on them! I think after ridding myself of toxic cleaners and perfumes its just so nice to enjoy fragrances again. Thanks Gabby!

  3. I have so many friends with diet restrictions and these brownies seem like they would be the perfect thing to make for them. I actually love black beans in desserts, it gives it added protein and nutrients!

  4. I love mint and chocolate together but I’ve never tried combining them with black beans! I’ve gotta give this a try though because these look so rich and chocolate-y.

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