30 Minute Chocolate Mint Brownies
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Recipe type: Brownie, Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free
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Serves: 12-16 squares
 
Ingredients
  • Brownies
  • ¾ cup pitted dates, soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes
  • ¾ cup almond butter*
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • ⅓ cup cacao powder
  • 3 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1½ tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup Organic Times Dark Chocolate Drops
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºF). Line a 9” x 9” square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Drain soaked dates.
  3. In a high speed food processor, add dates, almond butter, applesauce and milk. Blend on high until smooth and combined. Scraping down the sides.
  4. To the processor, add oat flour, cacao, peppermint extract, vanilla and baking soda. Blend on high until well combined and smooth.
  5. Add chocolate chips, pulse until just combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and smooth out top.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until top springs back when touched or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove and cool in pan for 10-15 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Slice into squares and enjoy!
Notes
Store in an airtight container, refrigerated or in the pantry, for 3-5 days.
*For a nut-free version, sub almond butter for sunflower seed butter.
Recipe by Wholesome Patisserie at https://wholesomepatisserie.com/slices-bars/30-minute-chocolate-mint-brownies/