Mint Brownies

These brownies are rich and fudgey —  just the way I like them! In fact, I would consider them more a fudge-bar than a brownie. Sound good? Then whip these babies up! They’re simple to prepare. The accompaniment of mint, while not necessary, is the perfect addition. In order to get a really intense chocolate flavor, I added brewed coffee to the batter. There are several possible additions to these brownies. Walnuts, pecans or chocolate chips would be great here. As I sit and type this, I’m watching Iron Chef America, with an eye on the Vikings-Saints game as well. These brownies are the perfect, indulgent treat to round out an anti-Sunday-feeling kind of night! The best part about it is that, while indulgent, the use of high-fiber, high-protein garbanzo bean flour and coconut oil, which is heart-healthy, makes these brownies not quite so indulgent as they seem.

Gluten Free, Vegan Mint Brownies:

1 cup garbanzo bean flour

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2/3 cup coconut oil

1 cup agave nectar

1/4 cup hot water

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons brewed coffee

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/3 1/2 cup (better mint-chocolate balance) fresh mint leaves, minced

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together garbanzo bean flour, cocoa powder and salt. Whisk in coconut oil, agave nectar, water, vanilla and coffee. Fold in applesauce and mint.

3. Pour batter into a greased, 9×9-inch baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting.

Comments

  1. says

    Hi there just made these, I made a few changes like using normal sugar (can’t find agave here in Belgium) and all purpose flour but they are still amazing. By far best egg free brownies I have ever tasted. Also great to find a use for mt over enthusiastic mint plant!

  2. Beth says

    Bev — I’m so glad you liked them!! It’s also great to hear it worked with those ingredients, in case anyone else wanted to give them a try! Thanks for sharing!! Belgium, huh?? My family on my Dad’s side all live in Belgium (I’m part Belgian). Last name is Versichele over there. If you’re looking for more mint uses, I just posted a mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe!

  3. says

    Yes I live in Belgium but I’m actually British. I love Belgium and the Belgian people too. I will look at the ice cream, I am working on an orange variation of the above recipe for my son’s birthday, if not mint is fine as it was very delicous. We’re all about the chocolate orange ya see! ;o)

  4. Kristen says

    Beth,

    These are delicious!!! I’m almost 8 mos. pregnant and these totally satisfied my brownie cravings!! I was short on coconut oil and vanilla so I supplemented with raw cocoa butter and pure almond extract. SO good :)

    Thanks!!

    Kristen

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