Some of the most precious childhood memories come from baking with loved ones, giggling as you lick chocolatey batter from a wooden spoon. While you may be grown up now, your love of delicious delicacies has only grown deeper. Indulge your inner child and whip up an elevated version of the brownies you loved as a kid with our fudgy peppermint brownie recipe! Free of refined sugars and other unhealthy ingredients, these indulgent brownies are made from honey, coconut oil, and Peppermint Vitality™. It’s an experience worth savoring, but don’t take our word for it! Give this peppermint brownie recipe a whirl and impress your loved ones with a healthy dessert that will leave their tummies happy.
Peppermint Vitality Brownies
- • 1 cup oats
- • ⅓ cup cacao powder
- • ½ teaspoon baking soda
- • ¼ teaspoon salt
- • ¼ cup honey
- • 2 large eggs, room temperature
- • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- • 2 drops Peppermint Vitality
- • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips for mixing and topping
- 1. Place eggs on the counter and allow them to reach room temperature. Preheat oven to 350° F.
- 2. Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. If you are having troubles getting the paper to stick in place, lightly grease the pan and set the parchment on top.
- 3. In a food processor or blender, add oats, cacao powder, baking soda, and salt. Blend until the oats turn into a fine flour-like texture.
- 4. In a separate dish, melt coconut oil in the microwave or on the stove. Allow to cool but not harden.
- 5. Add room-temperature eggs, honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and Peppermint Vitality to the food processor and process until everything is well combined. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the edges in between pulsing, if needed. You will be left with a thick batter.
- 6. Once all of the ingredients are fully incorporated, add ¼ cup chocolate chips or more if you enjoy a stronger chocolate flavor. Stir into the batter.
- 7. Pour the batter into the prepared dish, then use the spatula to smooth the batter evenly into the pan. Top with extra chocolate chips.
- 8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges of the brownies look cooked through and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
- 9. Let the brownies cool, then cut and serve.
YL tip: Experiment with other Vitality oils. Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, or Orange would all be tasty flavor options!
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Hello Julianna! We unfortunately do not have the nutritional information for this recipe. Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause! Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your yummy brownies!
How long do these last? Can I make them 1 day ahead of party?
Hello Karen. They should save well, however, be sure to cover them and know that they may be a little drier on the second day. Thanks for stopping by with your question and let us know if they stay moist to your satisfaction.
What can be substitutes for the coconut oil? We have an allergy.
Hi Kendra! To substitute for coconut oil in baking, you’ll need another solid fat to use in place of the oil, such as butter. Thanks for stopping by!
What can you substitute for the eggs? I have a recently discovered egg allergy/sensitivity.
Hey Christy. We have never made this recipe without eggs, so I am not sure. I know that there are some egg replacement powders that you can purchase at stores and online. I am sorry to not be of more help, but if you end up experimenting with the recipe and find a way to make it without eggs, please let us know! Have fun experimenting and thanks for your question!
Christy Lee Pinney, you will find a lot of egg substitutions for a variety things. I hope this helps.
I use avocados and use a tsp more of cocoa
This recipe has become a hit in my community. I’ve made them multiply times for holiday gatherings this year. I like the Peppermint but we’ve also used Orange Vitality instead of Peppermint Vitality and we like those a lot too! Thanks for such a great but simple recipe!
Omg,absolutely love these,making for girls x-mas party tonightI am always looking to make good wellness choices and this is going to be my brownie go to every time!Thank-you so much for these recipes!
Made these for a gathering at my home yesterday. Love them! They taste is like thin mints, the texture is very fudge like! A definite hit in my book!
Dianna, my last name is Reger as well.
I can’t wait to try these. i made pudding with avocados before, I loved the pudding but my daughter said tasted too much like avocados. Husband wouldn’t try it. I’ll have to test these on them. TY, for the recipe.
I just made these. The kids liked them! However something baked white in them. Not sure what would have turned white. Not the whole brownie just bits of white pieces. Not sure if that’s part of the bean. Anyone have this happen???
Yes that’s part of the bean! Happened to me too!
My husband already makes Black Bean muffiins which are amazing (similar to BAM). I enjoy these more than the regular ones as they are very moist. Can’t wait to add the oils to them – what a great idea!
Thanks for your thoughts! Black bean muffins sound wonderful. We’ll have to give them a try!
I would love the black bean muffin recipe.
What is BAM?
I am currently at the cafe at the super market near my house making use of their WiFi. 🙂 I was researching essential oils for my pets and the Young Living blog on that subject was the first search result. So I gave it a look see and was pleased with the info so I decided to look around the site and came upon this brownie recipe. I came to realize that I have everything for it but the cocoa and vanilla so when I get ready To go home, all I have to do is go right down to the baking aisle and purchase those two things. So happy to find a healthier version of one of my favorite treats. Can’t wait to give it a try! 🙂
These were a huge hit in my house today! Super easy to make too!
I was thrilled to see this recipe and always prefer a healthier version. While this recipe is edible, I wouldn’t compare them to the real thing. Aside from being a little too eggy for my liking, they are more cake-like which I find rather dry and unappealing. If you need gluten free this might give you your chocolate fix, but I’d prefer a yummy chocolate pudding using avocados for my chocolate fix.
I added some DIY roasted, salted chopped pecans to the top of mine. That was my favorite part.
Also, after following the directions, I poured the batter (pre-eggs) into my smoothie single serve to smooth out the black bean skins. Then I poured the batter into the eggs and folded them in. Much smoother.
Will I make these again? Perhaps for someone who requires gluten-free food.
I must have done something wrong because mine don’t look like the picture at all! They seem more like an eggy fudge. There’s no flakiness of brownies. The flavor isn’t bad but I don’t think I’d serve them to anyone. I’m going individually wrap them in plastic wrap and free. I think the Peppermint will add a nice refreshing quality to this treat.
Hi, Can I use black bean powder instead of can low sodium black bean?
Hi Jessie, Thanks for stopping by! We have not tried substituting the canned black beans with black bean powder at this point in time. If you try this substitute suggestion out, we’d love to hear about your experience. Best of luck and we hope you enjoy the recipe!
Very yummy and probably the most moist brownie I have ever had. I put the beans in the food processor before blending with the other ingredients.
Can you use peppermint extract or can I use regular peppermint oil. I want to make them but don’t want to wait till I get the oil in the mail. Or can you use other flavored oils, such as orange.
Hi Linda, Thanks for your question. You are free to substitute Orange Vitality or peppermint extract in the recipe. Peppermint essential oil is labeled for aromatic or topical use. We recommend following the directions on the individual bottle labels for usage.
These are delicious! Make sure you blend this well or you’ll have bits of beans. This recipe is delicious and the peppermint flavor from the peppermint vitality is perfect! Thank you for sharing!
I have 2 friends that made them already and they and their families love them! I’m making them this weekend!
Is there a place to find printable recipe cards. I would like to share this and other recipes with friends in a paper form.
Seems like too much delicious…can’t control myself to taste it at least one time.
Brownie recipe to try
Can you use regular peppermint oil or does it have to be peppermint vitality?
Hello Elaine, Peppermint 15 ml is labeled as a topical/aromatic while Peppermint Vitality™ is labeled as a dietary supplement. Please follow the usage directions on the individual product labels. The Vitality line of oils is the same 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils for which Young Living® has become known. The Vitality line was created so that members can now draw clear distinction between topical/aromatic use and dietary use. Thanks for stopping by!
Sounds like a great recipe. But I would like to substitute the honey with agave. How much agave to replace the honey?
Hi Alma, Thanks for stopping by! We have not tried substituting the honey with agave at this point in time. If you try this substitute suggestion out, we’d love to hear about your experience. Best of luck and we hope you enjoy the recipe!
Alma, Did you ever try this with agave? We just learned our daughter-in-law in allergic to honey. So many of recipes do call for honey in place of sugar. Just wondering.
Can’t wait to try this recipe this weekend.
Are the beans cooked already?
Great question, Bernadine. When preparing this brownie recipe, we used canned black beans. Canned beans are typically cooked before they are canned so there was no need for us to warm up or reheat them before adding to the recipe. We have not yet tried the recipe with non-canned or dry beans, but we’d love to hear back from you about how they turn out if you give it a try. Thanks again for stopping by. We hope you enjoy the brownies!
Has anyone tried this? I’m trying to find out if it is husband and kid friendly, haha! Will they know they’re eating black beans?
These are amazing!! I used 3 drops of peppermint vitality. My hubby HATES beans and will actually eat them(I haven’t told him that he’s eating beans) 😜
I have made this recipe many times and used them at catered events. I have often challenged guests to guess what the brownies are made from. No one has ever guessed that there are beans in them. But people usually come back back for seconds or even thirds.
THANK YOU!!!! I have an allergy to all grains (including wheat, rye, barely, corn, rice, quinoa, oats, millet, trickle, spelt, etc). I CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THIS!!! I appreciate you posting this recipe!! I have already used the Peppermint Vitality oil to make mint and chip ice cream… Now I can make a brownie sundae! Yea!!!! Thank you for being an amazing company!
have you tried the Einkorn flour that Young Living sells? The taste is wonderful.
Delicious! I just made it and it is yummy!
Loretta, were they nice and gooey and chewy? They LOOK absolutely amazing! I will make them, give them to hubby and NOT tell him the ‘secrets’ in the recipe 😉