Bring these to your next holiday gathering! This seasonal recipe comes to us from the masters of flourless baking: Bethany and Rachel DiCarlo of Athletic Avocado. Flourless Peppermint Brownies are super simple to make, plus they’re gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and paleo – with a vegan option, too! Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Makes 9 brownies.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 egg, beaten (or substitute one flax egg)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil , melted
- 2 tsp. peppermint extract
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 4 candy canes, crushed
- melted chocolate (look for a dairy-free chocolate for vegan option)
- crushed candy canes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine first 5 ingredients together in a large bowl until mixture is smooth. Add in cocoa and baking soda and mix well. Stir in crushed candy canes.
Coat a baking pan with coconut oil or cooking spray and spoon in batter. Smooth out the top so batter is even throughout.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until done.
Let cool, then drizzle on melted chocolate and top with crushed candy canes. Slice into 9 brownies. Enjoy!
Bethany DiCarlo runs the healthy food blog called Athletic Avocado along with her twin sister, Rachel. She is a masters student studying human nutrition at Drexel University and hopes to become a Registered Dietitian in the near future. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.