Grain-Free Peppermint Mocha Brownies
Holidays or not, these peppermint mocha brownies are the next best thing. They’re an egg-free, dairy-free, and grain-free treat that everyone can enjoy. Made with cassava flour and coconut flour, they’re packed with delicious coffee and mint flavor! Added bonus: you only need one bowl to whip them up. No need to dirty a bunch of dishes! Ain’t nobody got time for that.
I usually just use a little leftover coffee for these brownies. If you don’t want things so caffeinated, you can use decaf coffee for sure, or cut the amount of coffee you’re using by subbing coconut milk for half the coffee. I’ve also used herbal coffee (a.k.a. chicory and dandelion tea), as well. It’s naturally caffeine-free.
Not a coffee fan? I have two options for you. 1) Substitute coffee for coconut milk (or your favorite kind of milk). It’s easy and doesn’t change the texture. 2) Make my dark chocolate peppermint brownies instead. Just note they are not grain-free, but they are still gluten-free.
If you can’t use coconut coconut oil, you can use avocado oil for these mocha brownies. I usually use coconut oil, because it’s cheaper, and it doesn’t make them taste like coconut. But if you have an allergy, definitely sub out another oil. I’ve even used olive oil instead, but they tend to not be as sweet then.
I use both honey and coconut sugar for these peppermint mocha brownies. The coconut sugar gives them a better brownie texture than using straight honey, but I do like the flavor of sweets made with honey! I get both my honey and coconut sugar from Azure Standard.
As always, I don’t use any cocoa powder but Azure Standard’s organic and fair-trade cocoa. It’s the cheapest cocoa I can find and it tastes uh-mazing! If you don’t order from Azure Standard (which you should be), you can just use your favorite cocoa powder.
These peppermint mocha brownies are made possible by my current favorite grain-free flour – cassava flour. Cassava flour is not only easy to bake with, it’s also high in vitamin C, potassium, folate, magnesium, and phosphorus! Again, I get my cassava flour from Azure Standard – it’s the cheapest place to get it! I have also used other brands on Amazon, too though.
I also use a little coconut flour in the brownies for added fiber, protein, and healthy fats. If you make your own coconut milk, you can use the leftover meal to make your own coconut flour (you can find out how in my easy guide), but you can totally just use store-bought.
If you want a little protein boost in your brownies (I love to pack as much health as I can in my treats!) you can also use a couple scoops of collagen powder. If you’re don’t have any on hand, no worries, you can just leave it out. I always use a kosher, grass-fed collagen like Anthony’s collagen or Perfect Supplements.
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Grain-Free Peppermint Mocha Brownies
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, and dairy.
- 2/3 cup coffee or espresso
- 1/2 cup avocado oil or melted coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 1/3-1/2 cup coconut sugar (depending on how dark chocolate you like your brownies)
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder (I love Azure Standard’s organic, fair-trade cocoa)
- 1/2 cup cassava flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 2 scoops collagen powder (about 3 tablespoons, or just use 2 tablespoons more coconut flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×9 inch baking dish.
(If you’re melting the coconut oil, make sure it’s cooled down before proceeding….)
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients and the coconut sugar until smooth.
Stir in the dry ingredients until no dry streaks remain.
Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 25 minutes.
Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving so they don’t fall apart.