Thursday, September 4, 2014

Grain-Free Avocado Mint Brownies


I'm trying to take advantage of all the good stuff in my garden this week, and I realize I've been neglecting our mint (well, aside from a healthy cocktail or two...).

I thought it was the perfect opportunity to adapt a recipe that caught my eye a while back for grain-free mint brownies. While Paleo Movement's original recipe calls for peppermint extract, I wanted to experiment using fresh mint.

The key is to use a blender to ensure you're left with no flecks of mint leaves; it's also useful to break it out as the brownies contain avocado, and you certainly want that well-blended as well.

Everyone loved the flavor and texture of these brownies, that remain slightly soft and fudgy in the middle. I served them warmed up to the kids with a little homemade dairy-free vanilla ice cream on top and they were smitten.


Grain-Free Avocado Mint Brownies
adapted from Paleo Movement

4 eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
2 tbs. chopped fresh mint leaves
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1/4 cup maple syrup or raw honey
1 large ripe avocado, mashed
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar
pinch of salt
4 tbs. coconut flour
1 cup Enjoy Life dairy-free dark chocolate chips

Preheat over to 375. Combine eggs, butter or oil, mint, extracts, sweetener and avocado in a blender.

Process until smooth. Mix coconut powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and coconut flour in a large bowl.

Pour in liquid ingredients and mix until well blended. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Pour batter into an 8x8 greased or parchment-lined baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome can't wait to try it!!!

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  2. These look yummy! A big question though, How did you do that beautiful finish on the table??? Can I find that somewhere online? Please?

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