Gluten Free Peppermint Brownies
A tasty holiday treat, enjoy these Gluten Free Peppermint Brownies with fresh whipped cream. Garnish with crush peppermint or candy cane!
Friends, true hospitality is often subtle. It’s highly intentional behind the scenes, but subtle to the eye. But first, try these Gluten Free Peppermint Brownies for Christmas. You may also like to try my popular Almond Flour Chocolate Brownies recipe (watch the video!) or for breakfast, Shredded Zucchini Almond Flour Pancakes!
Peppermint Brownies Recipe
This is is a dairy-free recipe, and also gluten-free, but feel free to substitute ingredients for whole dairy products if desired. In other words, this recipe is great for gluten-free and dairy-free guests.
Oh, and remember, gluten-free flour makes the brownies slightly crumbly, so serving them warm with the chocolate chips melted is a good way to beat this! You can always cut, and microwave each serving!
Do brownies have gluten in them?
In a typical brownie recipe, like my BEST Chocolate Mint Walnut Brownies (watch the video, and yes, these are truly the best!), yes there is gluten in this recipe. But it’s easy to make brownies gluten-free, with so many alternatives available in the gluten-free section of supermarkets. You can even ask at most restaurants/cafes now. Always look at the labelling and ask questions if you need to.
Are you the perfect host?
I know that I’m not the perfect host. There are things I’m lacking, I know in my heart. But I give it my best shot. I don’t call attention to myself in a negative way, and focus on the problems and little failures.
I put both feet forward and dive into hospitality, even when it’s bigger than I want it to be.
Let me explain.
I know deep in my heart that hospitality is not about me, at all. I know that it’s about the people sitting next to me, or at my table, or even when I’m in another country and I’m sitting on a bus next to strangers. It’s about making people feel welcome and warm, and caring about their lives.
It’s subtle … remember? It sometimes so delicate, like a flower petal. You open your home, you share your table, you talk and dive in … and before you know it, you’re feeling at home with these people. Is it your clothing, your home, your food, your surroundings? Not really. Although these add to the feeling, what’s really taking place comes from the soul, a deep compassion and caring spirit, and ’tis subtle. It sneaks up on you, and before you know it, you’re invested. You’re there.
Gluten Free Peppermint Brownies
With these Gluten-Free Peppermint Brownies this week, I hope you’re sharing a little of yourself with others.
I hope you’re investing in family and friends, and maybe even strangers.
The Christmas season is about giving when it may not be comfortable.
Gather the tea, snacks, cozy wool blankets, and curl up next to your loved ones. Maybe it’s someone you’ve known your whole life. Think of a new question to ask and invest.
Slowly you’ll realize that you’ve been sitting there for an hour, and you’ve found yourself completely at home.
How are you welcoming guests into your home this week?
Gluten-Free Peppermint Brownies
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup avocado oil
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup optional, if sweeter brownies are desired
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 3/4 cup gluten-free flour I used Trader Joe's
- 1/4 cup almond meal if not available, use more gluten-free flour
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
- Flake salt to top optional
- Whipped cream and peppermint candy to top optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease an 8x8-inch (or similar size pan) baking dish with oil.
- To a large mixing bowl, add avocado oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup (optional), vanilla extract, and peppermint extract. Whisk thoroughly to combine and dissolve the coconut sugar.
- Add in the eggs and milk and continue to whisk.
- In a separate bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, and cocoa powder. Create a crater in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid. Mix thoroughly before adding the chocolate chips.
- Evenly spread the batter into the prepared baking dish. Add a few pinches of flake salt to the top to accentuate the chocolate flavor and add a surprise crunch (optional).
- Bake for 17-22 minutes, or until the edges of the brownies appear baked and the center is no longer wet.
- Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.
- Serve warm and gooey, or allow to cool! Top with whipped cream and peppermint candy if desired.
More peppermint desserts: Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream, Peppermint Bark [TidyMom], Peppermint Brownie Bites [Shugary Sweets], Sugar-Free Peppermint Marshmallows [All Day I Dream About Food].