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Chocolate Mint Brownies with Matcha Frosting

by Sandy Egge November 19, 2018

Chocolate Mint Brownies with Matcha Frosting

A festive treat for Chocolate Mint and Matcha lovers, these cool mint brownies are decadent, sweet and naturally flavored with raw organic cacao—perfect for sharing at any holiday get together. Trying to get away from artificial food coloring? Not to worry, this coconut frosting gets its dashing mint green color from authentic Japanese Matcha Green Tea in our Hydrate Matcha product. Easily make this recipe vegan by swapping in vegan subs for butter and egg.

Prep Time: 5-10 min

Cook Time: 25-30 min

Cool Time: 15 min

Servings: Approximately 12

Ingredients

Chocolate Mint Brownies:
  • 1/2 cup       butter (or vegan butter substitute)
  • 1/2 cup       Laird Superfood Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 cup       granulated sugar
  • 2                eggs (or vegan egg substitute)
  • 1 tsp           vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp        salt
  • 1/4 tsp        baking powder 
  • 1/2 cup       Laird Superfood Chocolate Mint Superfood Creamer
  • 1/2 cup       flour (or your favorite gluten free flour substitute)
  • 1/2 cup       dark chocolate chips
    Matcha Frosting: 
    • 3 Tbsp         softened coconut oil
    • 1 tsp           vanilla extract
    • 2 tsp           coconut milk cream
    • 3 TBSP        Laird Superfood Matcha Hydrate Powder
    • 1 cup          confectioners' sugar or crushed up coconut sugar* 
    Note: coconut sugar will make a darker colored frosting

      Directions

      Brownies:
        1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
        2. Line a 9" x 9" square baking pan with parchment paper. 
        3. Soften butter and mix in eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, salt and baking powder. 
        4. Stir in Laird Superfood Chocolate Mint Superfood Creamer, flour and chocolate chips.
        5. Pour into parchment lined pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
        6. Let cool 15 minutes then remove from pan and place on cooling rack and cool another 15 minutes.
        7. Remove parchment paper, frost and cut into 12 brownies.
        8. Place in freezer for about 10 minutes to solidify the icing.
      Frosting:
      1. Whip all ingredients together and frost brownies.*
      *Note: do not "melt" coconut oil, just soften it so that it will hold form and whip easy.  

         

        ABOUT THE AUTHOR

        SANDY EGGE

        Sandy is a Naturopathic Clinical Nutritionist, who now spends her working career as Director of Research and Development for Laird Superfood. She passionately believes in food as medicine, and in whole food as the foundation for good health. Sandy's previous experience has led her to advocate for, and design, individualized Nutritional Protocols to be integrated with Functional Medicine treatment plans and she's written numerous articles for medical advocacy groups introducing "food as medicine." When she's not at Laird Superfood developing new whole food products, you'll find her cooking up delicious food to share with family and friends or enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Central Oregon!





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