Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

Try Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies for a healthy dessert for St. Patrick’s Day. They are filled with nutritious black beans (but you won’t taste them). All you will taste is the delicious, chocolate, mint flavor of a fudgy brownie.

Best recipe ever! Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies - flourless Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthy Dessert

Oh my, oh my oh my! These are the best brownies I have ever eaten. I’m not exaggerating. I am in love, in love with Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies made with black beans. NO, don’t close this post. Stay with me. I promise you will not taste the black beans; and if you don’t tell anyone, they will never know black beans are in them. If you are thinking “yuck”, that is what I thought before I made them. Making brownies with black beans is hardly new. I’ve seen so many recipes and just the thought would turn my stomach. Oh, how wrong I was! I have deprived myself from eating the best brownies ever just because my mind was closed to the idea. I just couldn’t imagine what the texture and taste would be like. I am so glad I put my reservations aside and made these healthy brownies.

I finally gave in and tried a recipe, after I had seen a few healthy blogs that I love make them. I figured there must be something to it. So with huge trepidation and very little hope, I decided to make them. The first time I made them I forgot to add some acid to activate the baking soda. Whoops! They looked horrible but tasted delicious. So I decided to tweak the recipe and remembered to put in the vinegar and with fingers and toes crossed, I baked up a batch again. This time they looked just like brownies and tasted just like them too. When Little L came home from school, I asked her if she would like one. I made mint because she absolutely adores mint chocolate chip ice cream and mint chocolate candy. (Plus mint provides a little green for St. Patrick’s Day) She took a bite and said “Hmmm, these are good. Can I have more?” I didn’t tell her what was in them and just let her eat a piece.

Best recipe ever! Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies - flourless Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthy Dessert

I made them again to take to a friend’s house. Before we went I told my daughter the brownies were made of black beans. I prepared myself for her response presuming I would hear “yuck” “I don’t want any”. Instead she laughed and asked for a piece of Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies. That told me just how good they are. She not only knew that they were healthy and made with black beans but she still wanted them! Holy cow that is huge. I asked her not to tell anyone they were made of black beans. I wanted to see what our friends and their kids would say.

Their kids happily munched on the brownies and asked for seconds. Oh yes, huge excess. The kids were happily munching away. I am now obsessed with these brownies. I cannot wait to make them again. I know this is going to be something my little one asks for all the time. I won’t bother making brownies any other way. There is just no point. These are, cross my heart hope to die, the best brownies I’ve ever had.

>Best recipe ever! Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies - flourless Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthy Dessert

Try it! Really try it! You will love it. Be sure to grab a piece for yourself before they disappear. They will be gone in a flash.
Best recipe ever! Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies - flourless Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthy Dessert

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Yields 12 servings

Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

5 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (15 oz.) can low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup dark cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. chocolate flavored balsamic vinegar or regular balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp. mint chocolate chips, divided
  • 6 tbsp. semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cut two 13 x 8 inch pieces of parchment
  3. Spray an 8 x 8 inch square baking dish with baking spray and line with one piece of parchment paper. Turn the baking dish a quarter of a turn and place other piece of parchment into the baking dish. Parchement paper should hang over the sides.
  4. In a food processor, blend beans, eggs, cocoa powder, sugar, Greek yogurt, vinegar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla extract until smooth.
  5. Pour into a bowl and stir in half the mint chocolate chips and half the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle remaining chips on top.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  9. Cool on a baking rack.
  10. Peel off the parchment paper and cut into 12.


Nutritional value per serving: Cal 174/Fat 5 grams/Carbs 31 grams/Fiber 4 grams/Protein 5 grams
Happy Healthy Eating,


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  1. Charlotte Moore says
    These look very good and no flour. Love the the pic of the brownie being eaten. Haha!!!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks so much Charlotte. I am really proud of these. Glad you enjoyed the picture(gif). It was my first one but so fun to do. Hope you enjoy these. I could eat them everyday!
  2. This looks very yummy! We love brownies here at my house. The last picture is great too!
  3. Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies? Oh my goodness, yes, please. I adore chocolate and mint together!
  4. They look really good I've once made brownies with red beans and they were great, so I'm not surprise. I just wish we had here mint chocolate chip. Well, I guess I can just use chopped mint chocolate
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Winnie, I haven't seen a recipe for brownies with red beans but I can easily see why it would work. You absolutely could use chopped mint chocolate.
  5. These are positively delish!!! I thoroughly enjoy them!!!! I added protein powder & drizzled raw honey on top. Would love any new recipes in the future!!
  6. Christie Daruwalla says
    Thank you so much for including my Mint Chocolate Chip Brownie recipe in your 10 Unique Brownie Recipe Ideas. I really appreciate it!


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