I’m back with another brownies recipe friends! If you’re new around here, then let me fill you in on a little secret: I am obsessed with making vegan brownies. It’s honestly funny to me that brownies have become one of my favorite desserts since going vegan, because previously I could take them, or leave them (except cosmic brownies, those SLAPPED). This was probably because many brownies recipes come out super fluffy like cake. A proper brownies is fudgy and moist. Lucky for you, I have plenty of other vegan brownie recipes just like these mint chocolate brownies that are fudgy and moist! Here are some of my favorite plant based brownie recipes:
Vegan Brownie Recipes:
- Date Sweetened Brownies
- Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
- Eggplant Mesquite Brownies
- Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies
I am such a huge fan of all these brownie recipes, because they are all so unique and delicious. I am slowly building my brownie empire over here lol. If you’re a fellow brownie lover, make sure to subscribe so that you’re always the first to know when my next whole foods plant based brownie recipe drops!
Why these are the best mint chocolate brownies:
Like I touched on earlier, I’ve made a lot of plant based brownie recipes in my vegan days. I love all of these recipes, but after making these mint chocolate brownies, they might just be my new favorite. They are surprisingly simple to make, so fudgy, and store amazingly in the fridge. I love a good warm melting chocolate brownie, but these vegan chocolate mint brownies are the perfect cold brownie recipe! However, it gets better. These brownies are the best mint chocolate brownies, because they are more than just simple and delicious. They are extremely healthy!
These Mint Chocolate Brownies are:
- Refined sugar-free
- Whole foods plant based
- High fiber
Making mint chocolate brownies from scratch:
I’m not here to hate on boxed brownies. Convenient and delicious at the same time? Sounds good to me. However as much as I love them, they are lacking majorly on the health side. How do I still enjoy the delicious flavors of boxed brownies? Recipes like these mint chocolate brownies. These brownies are packed full of flavor, and are surprisingly easy. If you make my recipes often, then you know how much I love my Vitamix. I can honestly say that the quality of my food has drastically increased by investing in a Vitamix (especially my Smoothie Bowls).
Why do I need a high speed blender for this recipe? Technically you can make it without one, but I definitely highly encourage it. To make these mint chocolate brownies from scratch you need to add about half the ingredients to a blender. Therefore the smoother the ingredients get the better. If you don’t have a quality blender, try subbing out the whole almonds for sliced almonds, or even almond butter, and the dates for date syrup! You will probably need to add a little more dry ingredients, but overall it should work!
Why use natural sweeteners:
I’ve been receiving variations of this question a lot recently, so I wanted to explain why I always opt for unrefined natural sweeteners. But first things first, what is a natural sweetener in my opinion? There are so many products out there that claim to be naturally sweetened, or even just natural when that couldn’t be farther from the truth. A natural unrefined sweetener is simple a plant. This means things like fruits, trees, leaves, etc. that have not been stripped of their nutrients.
I can not wrap my head around why we use refined sugars when we have an abundance of naturally sweet ingredients right at our fingertips. There’s so much variety, you can make just about anything using natural sweeteners. For example, these vegan mint chocolate brownies are made with medjool dates (one of my all time favorite sweeteners) and maple crystals (“VEGAN10 for $10 off!)! These are unrefined, unprocessed sweeteners that add not only sweetness and flavor, but nutrients too! The key to health is finding little ways to incorporate more nutrient dense foods into your diet!
How to make healthy vegan mint chocolate brownies:
These mint chocolate brownies are not only naturally sweetened, but they are also: gluten-free, vegan, and oil-free! I’d say that 95% of my recipes are oil-free and gluten-free, and obviously 100% of them are vegan. I use gluten sometimes, because I believe whole wheat flour is often a healthier choice than gluten-free flour (long story short, this is why my recipes may call for a variety of flours instead of gluten-free flour, because we’re all about the nutrients here!). Whenever I use oil, it is only cold pressed for salads. Why don’t I bake with oil? It’s simple: heating oil destroys any nutrients the oil had, and it adds unnecessary calories and fat to recipes. Therefore recipes such as these vegan mint chocolate brownies are made healthy because they are free of that! It’s amazing how simple substitutions like this can make recipes way healthier!
Ingredients for these vegan mint chocolate brownies:
- Medjool dates
- Raw Almonds “VEGAN10” for $10 off!
- Cacao Powder
- Oat flour
- Plant based milk
- Baking soda
- Pure peppermint extract
- Apple cider vinegar
- Maple crystals
- Coconut milk powder
- Plant Based yogurt
- Plant based dark chocolate
Best Vegan Mint Chocolate Brownies
- 1 batch Date Sweetened Brownies Made with Peppermint extract in place of Vanilla extract
For the Frosting:
For the Chocolate Ganache:
- 2 bars plant based dark chocolate of choice
- 3 tbsp Plant based milk of choice I used coconut
- Begin by making the date sweetened brownies according to recipe instructions (except subbing out peppermint extract for vanilla extract).
- While the brownies are baking make the green mint frosting layer by simply combining all ingredients in a blender and blending until smooth. Once smooth place in the freezer.
- After the brownies have cooked, place them in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- When you're ready to assemble the brownies, make the ganache. Add chocolate and plant based milk to a double broiler, and melt.
- To make the brownies, spread the frosting over the brownies and smooth. Pour the ganache over, and spread with a knife. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!