Peppermint extract is a little different than peppermint tea or oil, but may give your brownies and baking an extra nutrition boost. Peppermint is commonly used as a digestive aid to relieve bloating and gas. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can be helpful for inflammatory symptoms like arthritis, as well as anti-bacterial properties, which is why it is a common ingredient found in toothpaste.

Recipe by Mandy King

Grain Free Peppermint Brownies Recipe

Grain Free Peppermint Brownies Recipe Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 25 mins Serves: 16


  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp warm water)
  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • 1/2 avocado (medium sized)
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 8 pitted medjool dates (I like Natural Delights)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, plus enough to sprinkle on top


  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350F
  2. 2 Place all ingredients, except for the chocolate chips in a food processor and mix until very well blended
  3. 3 Move ingredients to a bowl and fold in the chocolate chips
  4. 4 Line 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper
  5. 5 Place batter into pan, and sprinkle chocolate chips on top
  6. 6 Bake for 25 minutes
  7. 7 Remove from oven and let cool before cutting, as otherwise it will crumble.
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