Paleo Double Chocolate Thin Mint Brownies
These Paleo Double Chocolate Thin Mint Brownies are the ultimate treat! Rich, Fudgy brownies with a minty twist. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! They are grain free, gluten free, dairy free, and absolutely delicious!
- 4 oz dark chocolate , I love Hu Chocolate for paleo! Enjoy Life is a good allergen friendly brand, too.
- 1/4 cup olive oil , or coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp peppermint extract, omit for traditional brownies
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/3 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional
Optional chocolate drizzle topping
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate
- 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil
Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 8x8 baking pan with cooking oil or line with parchment paper.
First, melt the dark chocolate (or chocolate chips) and oil together in the microwave and mix well until combined. You can do this in increments of 30 seconds, stirring in between. Set it aside to cool slightly.
Mix the eggs, apple sauce, coconut sugar, vanilla, and peppermint extract together well using a fork. Slowly pour in the chocolate/oil mixture while stirring and mix until fully combined.
In a separate bowl, mix the almond flour, coconut flour, cacao powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir gently (do not over mix – it may change the texture of your brownies). Add in the chocolate chips (if desired) and stir.
Add the mixture to a 8x8 baking pan and use a spatula to spread it out evenly. Bake for 13-15 minutes until the top is set. Let the brownies cool for 30 minutes before slicing into them.
If desired, make the chocolate topping/drizzle. Melt the chocolate and oil and stir well. Drizzle over the tops of the brownies and spread it out using a knife.
Serve with a big glass of almond milk and enjoy! 🙂
Calories: 263kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 133mg, Potassium: 205mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 62IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 3mg