Peppermint Black Bean Brownies

These peppermint black bean brownies are a delicious healthy “ish” treat if you’re craving something sweet! This recipe is an easy way to sneak in a couple extra servings of legumes and is p-a-c-k-e-d with fibre.  I promise you won’t be able to taste the black beans – I have tricked multiple people into thinking these are regular brownies… Let the Christmas baking begin!!



  • 1½ cups of black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • ½ cup of rolled oats
  • 1 mashed banana
  • ½ cup of maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • ¾ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I did half semi-sweet and half 70% cocoa)
  • 2 crushed candy canes


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Combine all ingredients, except for chocolate chips into a food processor or blender, and blend until a smooth consistency is reached.
  3. Pour batter into a large bowl, add chocolate chips, and stir.
  4. Pour batter into a 8×8-inch greased pan, and evenly spread.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  6. Once cool, top brownies with crushed candy canes and additional chocolate chips if you desire (just for good measure 😉 ).

Enjoy the rest of your day, happy baking!!

Anna x

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