Chocolate Mint Brownies

These tasty little treats will satisfy your sweet tooth all while improving your health!  There’s not too many things you can say that about.  Packed with nutrients and a little indulgence you simply cannot go wrong.  We grew our own mint this summer and needed some way to use it…. Grab some mint from the store if you do not have a garden or EarthBox to grow your own!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Quinoa Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Oat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Date Sugar
  • * 1/2 cup Zero (erythritol)
  • 1 cup packed Chocolate Mint (or regular mint)
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 cup Applesauce
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips (mini) + 1-2 Tbsp for topping
  • 2 Tbsp. ground Flax
  • 6 Tbsp. warm Water
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

* to learn more about this sweetener check out Dr. Gregor’s video.

Learn About Erythritol

Erythritol can be found at most health food stores such as Whole Foods.  If you do not have Erythritol available near you Stevia can be used as a substitute – about 4-5 packs of stevia.  You can also add one to two packs of stevia to the recipe above if you would like it a little sweeter as Zero has about 70-80% of the sweetness of sugar.

 

Directions:

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

In a small bowl mix flax and water – let sit.

In a large bowl mix the quinoa, oat flower, date sugar, zero (erythritol), salt, baking powder and chocolate chips.

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In the blender, mix together the coconut milk, vanilla and mint.

Add the apple sauce to the flax mixture.

Add all wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until everything is moist.  Do not over mix.

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Layer in pan that is lightly coated with coconut oil and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.

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Bake 30-40 minutes – until toothpick comes out clean.  Enjoy!

~ We paired ours with some So Delicious almond milk ice cream for some added decadence!

 

 

 

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