Peppermint and Black Bean Brownies

If the thought of eating a good healthy dose of black beans doesn’t exactly light your family on fire, you’re not alone.

Legumes can be a hard sell, especially with the little ones. But they’re a great source of fibre and protein, and give recipes a surprisingly rich, creamy texture.

Combine them with other quality ingredients such as raw organic cacao (high in antioxidants), coconut oil (contains healthy saturated fats), honey (antibacterial and antiviral properties) and peppermint essential oil (promotes digestive health), and you’re onto a winner.

So, without further ado, let me introduce you to dōTERRA’s famous Peppermint Black Bean Brownies.



  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup raw organic cacao powder
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3-4 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, divided



  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Blend all ingredients, except chocolate chips, in food processor until smooth.
  • Stir stir in ½ cup chocolate chips.
  • Pour into a lined 8x8-inch pan and top with ¼ cup chocolate chips.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow time to cool, pour yourself a cuppa, and enjoy!

P.S. If Peppermint isn’t your flavour (how could it not be?!), try Wild Orange, Cinnamon, or even Lavender oil instead.  

P.P.S. This recipe can be a little on the crumbly site, so make sure you line your pan with baking paper so you can easily remove the whole brownie and make cleaner cuts.

Emma Lawrence is the founder of Thank Goodness, an award-winning journalist, and dōTERRA Wellness Advocate. She lives on New Zealand’s beautiful Coromandel Peninsula and believes wholeheartedly in a daily self-care practice, lifelong personal development, and growing a thriving business anchored in generosity and gratitude.

HOMEEmma Lawrence