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Raw Mint Brownies

Wednesday, October 2017

 

Raw Mint Brownies

Mint is a great herb and it is so versatile! You can drink it, eat it fresh, cook with it and Mint has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any food. It’s long been used to help aid digestion and even help treat nausea. Mint is also really easy to grow at home, any small space can be used to grow this great herb.Who wouldn't love a raw mint brownie after a meal?

 

 

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Batch: 16 brownies

Ingredients

For the Brownies

30 pitted Medjool dates

2 tablespoons water

1/4 cup high quality cocoa powder

2 cups almond meal

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the Mint Topping

1 cup full-fat coconut milk, chilled (the cream part)

1 teaspoon matcha powder

1 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Instructions

For the Brownies

First, place 30 dates, 2 tablespoons of water, and vanilla in a food processor. Then, whirl on high until you’ve created a date paste. Add in cocoa powder and almond meal and whirl on high until you’ve created your “dough.” Set Aside.

Using a rolling pin, roll your dough out so that it’s about a half and inch thick. You can also use a 9×9 pan and your fingers to press the dough into the pan. Set aside.

For the Mint Topping

Place all ingredients in a medium size bowl. Then, using a hand mixer, mix for about a minute until everything is thoroughly whipped together.

Using a spatula, spread frosting on top of brownie dough.

Place in freezer for about 20 minutes to let harden a bit. Then, slice into 16 squares.

STORAGE: store these treats in an air-tight container in the refrigerator or freezer (or the coconut cream topping will soften).

 



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Raw Mint Brownies