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Gluten Free Peppermint Brownies


  • Author: Rebecca | NOURISHED. the blog
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

A simple and easy to make recipe for Gluten Free Peppermint Brownies made super chocolatey with the perfect touch of peppermint. A crowd-pleasing festive holiday treat!


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Ingredients

For the Brownies:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate (about 1/4 of a dark chocolate bar or 40g)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I prefer organic cane sugar)
  • 1/2 cup gluten free oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt

For the Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate (either dark chocolate, milk chocolate or a combination of both; about 75g)
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (or more to taste)
  • Festive sprinkles, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

For the Brownies:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and spray a 8×4 loaf pan with cooking spray or oil.
  2. In a microwave safe mixing bowl, heat coconut oil, peppermint extract and chocolate in the microwave for about 45 minutes until just melted. Stir to combine and keep stirring until all the chocolate is melted. Set aside to cool slightly. (The chocolate needs to be just melted or just warm to the touch.)
  3. In a second bowl, combine cocoa powder, sugar, gluten free oat flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. When the chocolate is just cool to the touch, fold in the egg. (The chocolate mixture should have the consistency of chocolate pudding when the egg is adding.) Whisk in the almond milk.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir until just combined.
  6. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake for 26-28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
  7. Let brownies cool completely in the pan before removing.

For the Chocolate Glaze:

  1. When the brownies are cool, you can either cut the brownies in to 8 squares and glaze each brownie individually or cut after glazing. (I thought it was much easier to glaze each brownie on its own.)
  2. In a microwave safe dish, add the chocolate, coconut oil and peppermint. Microwave for 45 minutes until mostly melted. Stir to combine and ensure all chocolate is melted.
  3. Spread the chocolate glaze over top of each brownie square. Garnish with sprinkles.
  4. Let chocolate set completely before serving.

Notes

Cook time and prep times do not include cooling time. [br][br]To speed up chocolate setting time, place brownies in the freezer for up to 20 minutes.