Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies (Paleo + GF)

These Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies are rich and fudgy with a mint chocolate chip topping! This irresistible dessert is gluten-free, refined sugar-free + Paleo-friendly, and you’ll never guess healthy ingredient they contain.

These Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies are ultra rich and fudgy with a mint chocolate chip topping! They are gluten-free, refined sugar-free + Paleo-friendly, and you'll never guess healthy ingredient they contain.Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Are you doing anything fun to celebrate…or eating any festive green treats?! I sure hope so – and if you haven’t planned anything yet, I’m providing a holiday-centric recipe just in time for you to enjoy (or maybe late, depending on how you look at it).

Either way, these Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies are nothing short of outstanding whether they’re made for a celebration or just any old day…but they will make said any-old-day seem way more spectacular than usual. And the best part? They’re super secretly healthy.

These Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies are ultra rich and fudgy with a mint chocolate chip topping! They are gluten-free, refined sugar-free + Paleo-friendly, and you'll never guess healthy ingredient they contain.My lovely roommate Ally tried one of these brownies before I gave her the rundown about them and remarked to me about how much she absolutely loved them. I excitedly asked her to guess what was in the minty filling to make them green. She guessed a slew of unhealthy things (to my delight), and only finally guessed when I told her it was the last thing she would probably ever guess/want in her brownies: spinach.

Yup! These brownies have spinach in them. Not enough that you taste spinach with your brownies, but enough to make the mint chocolate chip filling turn that pretty minty green color. I promise, if Ally didn’t guess, you’ll never know :)

These Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies are ultra rich and fudgy with a mint chocolate chip topping! They are gluten-free, refined sugar-free + Paleo-friendly, and you'll never guess healthy ingredient they contain.Even though these Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies have a few different components, each part comes together fast and a few of the ingredients are used multiple times.

The chocolate brownies are incredibly rich and fudgy, which is just how I like my brownies to be. They’re made with cocoa powder, not melted chocolate, so the brownie batter comes together super quickly. Err on the side of under-baking rather than over-baking – a gooey brownie is always better than a dry one!

These Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies are ultra rich and fudgy with a mint chocolate chip topping! They are gluten-free, refined sugar-free + Paleo-friendly, and you'll never guess healthy ingredient they contain.The creamy mint chocolate chip filling is made with coconut cream, maple syrup, mint extract, and as mentioned, some fresh spinach for color. All the ingredients are blended until smooth, and then dark chocolate is pulsed in to make the “chip” part of mint chocolate chip. The filling is spread all over the cooled brownies. Then, a quick mix of coconut oil, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and mint extract is poured over the mint filling – it hardens into a smooth and melty chocolate layer!

These Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies are ultra rich and fudgy with a mint chocolate chip topping! They are gluten-free, refined sugar-free + Paleo-friendly, and you'll never guess healthy ingredient they contain.I’ve been eating one of these brownies to satisfy my chocolate craving pretty much every night since I made them and it’s going to be a sad day when they’re finally gone. Now get baking – you’ve got to eat your veggies! ;) Enjoy!

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Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies (Paleo + GF)
 
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Serves: 16 brownies
Ingredients
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons (4.5 oz or 130g) coconut oil
  • 1¼ cups coconut sugar
  • ¾ cups plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (2.5 oz or 70g)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup almond flour (2 oz.)
For the mint cream
  • ¾ cup coconut cream
  • ½ cup fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, chopped finely
For the chocolate topping
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon mint extract
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray; set pan aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and whisk until fully combined. Batter will be fully moistened and granular, sort of like sand.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and eggs. Stir until batter is thick, shiny, and well blended. Add the almond flour and stir until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for about 22-25 minutes. Check with a toothpick - it should come out slightly moist with batter. Don't over bake! Let brownies cool completely before topping with mint cream.
  5. In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients for mint filling except the chocolate shavings. Blend until completely smooth. Add the chocolate shavings and pulse to combine. Pour over cooled brownies and chill until firm.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and mint extract. Pour evenly over the mint filling. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into 16 squares.
  7. Brownies will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
These Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies are ultra rich and fudgy with a mint chocolate chip topping! They are gluten-free, refined sugar-free + Paleo-friendly, and you'll never guess healthy ingredient they contain.

Comments

  1. I didn’t even realise it was St Patrick’s Day, but these minty green brownies are really getting me in the mood, Rachel!! That spinachy mint cream looks seriously amazing, gooey and creamy – and best of all, full of vegies. Who would have guessed?! :D
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  2. Oh these brownies are calling my name! I love that creamy mint filling, Rachel! Sounds so good, especially with all of that rich chocolate!
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  3. Happy St. Patty’s day, Rachel! We aren’t doing anything special tonight, but I’m thinking I need to add these to our lazy agenda! These brownies look fabulous girlfriend! Minty delicious!! Cheers, girlie!
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  4. I just love mint and chocolate together! These really look amazing and I love the touch of spinach for color, I wouldn’t have guessed. Take care.

  5. Spinach?? I love it!! These are so festive and fun and they sound delicious too!
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  6. Hi Rachel, these look good enough to bite off the screen. The dripping mint in your pictures make the dessert look even tastier.

    I looked around at a few other posts and your photos are just wonderful. So big and clear. I may have to try the crisp recipe too.

    I’m glad I popped by for a visit.
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    • Thank you so much for your kind words! I was worried that the mint filling was too soft when it started squishing out, so I’m glad you like it :D you’re too sweet, Lisa!

  7. These brownies look unreal- growing up I was never a fan of mint and chocolate, but my best friend loved the combination, and through her I learned to love it too! :)
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  8. Mint chocolate chip ice cream and brownies are my favorite desserts so this is like the best of both worlds! No dairy, healthy, paleo, and gluten free too? Yes and thank you! I love your site and so happy you make all these guilt-free recipes for us to enjoy :)
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  9. Well, since you insist…YES, I WILL eat my veggies through these unbelievable brownies!! HOLY moly, Rachel!! I am completely in awe over these fudgy beauties! That mint topping is just the icing on the cake! Need these in my life asap.
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  10. Spinach in these brownies? NO WAY! I would never guess that these would be healthy! INCREDIBLE!

  11. These brownies!!! So gooey. So chocolately. So amazing!! Pinned!

  12. As always, gorgeous pictures. The brownies look luscious!!

  13. Oh my goodness, these look amazing!! Seriously need one to go with my coffee right now!

  14. Oh my gosh, that minty layer looks so gooey and delicious!! I love that you used spinach– SO MUCH better than chemical food coloring. These look amazing and though they’re perfect for St. Patty’s, I’ll gladly take them any day of the year!
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  15. I don’t know how you do it – you make these incredible desserts paleo (and spinach in the mint cream is so genus!!)

  16. OMGGGG YASSSSS!!! you seriously make the best brownies ever!!!

  17. Spinach? Uhmmm yes please. The hubs loves brownies so this will be a sneaky way to get him to have his greens too. Love it!

  18. These brownies are looking so good with that mint cream! I love how rich and fudgy they are!
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  19. So awesome!!! I have recently been craving mint brownies SO much and these look like one of the best ones I’ve seen!

  20. This is a perfect brownie in my book!! Healthy and decadent – sign me up!!
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  21. Yum! I like that these are colored green with spinach!
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  22. whaaaaa?? SPINACH?! omigosh I’m so intrigued!
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  23. Whoa… this is seriously amazing!! I have to try these brownies!! <3
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  24. Oh.my.goodness. I am OBSESSED with mint chocolate and cannot wait to try these!!

  25. Danielle says:

    These were absolutely incredible! Even my husband who doesn’t follow a paleo eating lifestyle liked them. I’m making your almond joy brownies later this week!

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