Essential Recipe: Black Bean Brownies

Black bean brownies are a delicious and nutritious twist to a traditional chocolate brownie. You might be nervous about baking with black beans, but don’t be–they have a very mild flavor and are extremely rich, creamy, and full of protein. You can also boost the flavor of your brownie with essential oils such as Peppermint, Wild Orange, Cinnamon, or even Lavender.



1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained, and rinsed
2 large eggs
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
4 drops Peppermint essential oil
3/4 cup chocolate chips, divided



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  1. Place all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.DSC_0320
  2.  Pour batter into large bowl and stir in ½ cup chocolate chips.
    Black Bean Brownie
    Black Bean Brownies
  3. Pour into greased 8×8-inch pan and top with ¼ cup chocolate chips.
    Delicious Black Bean Brownies
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool and cut into pieces. Store in refrigerator.
    The Best Black Bean Brownies. Yum!

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