Are you looking for a way to Spice Up your brownies?
Do you love the combination of Mint and Chocolate?
If so, you will LOVE these Mint Chocolate Einkorn Brownies!
They are a Twist on a Classic Dessert that will make your taste buds sing.
These Mint Chocolate Brownies are made with all-purpose flour made from Einkorn, which is an ancient variety of wheat that has a sweet flavor and a silky texture. Here at Grand Teton Ancient Grains, we mill Organic Einkorn Berries into flour and ship it fresh to your door. Our Organic All-Purpose Einkorn Flour is what gives these brownies a moist and fudgy crumb that melts in your mouth.
You have to cut into these brownies to find the surprise! A hidden layer of green peppermint frosting beneath the decadent chocolate ganache. This gives these brownies a refreshing minty flavor and aroma. The peppermint layer makes these brownies perfect for the holidays, or pretty much any time of year.
If you are wondering what makes these Mint Chocolate Einkorn Brownies so delicious and special, you might want to take a look at the ingredients. Each ingredient plays an important role in creating the flavor and texture of these brownies. Here is a list of the ingredients and what they do in the recipe:
- Organic All-Purpose Einkorn Flour: Provides the base and structure of the brownies, as well as a sweet flavor and a silky texture.
- Cocoa Powder: Adds a rich chocolate flavor and dark brown color to the brownies.
- Baking Powder: Helps the brownies rise and become light and fluffy.
- Salt: Enhances the flavor of the other ingredients and balances the sweetness of the brownies.
- Butter: Adds moisture and richness to the brownies, as well as a buttery flavor.
- Sugar: Sweetens the brownies and helps them brown and caramelize on the edges.
- Eggs: Binds the ingredients together and gives the brownies a tender and moist crumb.
- Vanilla Extract: Adds a subtle vanilla flavor and aroma to the brownies.
- Peppermint Extract: Adds a refreshing mint flavor and aroma to the brownies.
- Green Food Coloring: Makes the mint frosting layer green, adding a classic mint green color to the brownies.
- Chocolate Chips: Adds more chocolate flavor and texture to the brownies. As part of the ganache, it covers the mint frosting hiding a minty green surprise.
- Heavy Cream: Combines with the chocolate chips to make a smooth and glossy ganache that covers the brownies and the mint frosting.
To make these brownies even more special, you can sprinkle some chopped fresh mint leaves on top. Fresh mint leaves will add a pop of color and a burst of freshness. They also complement the peppermint extract and the chocolate ganache beautifully.
These Mint Chocolate Einkorn Brownies are easy to make and hard to resist. They are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday party, a potluck, or just a treat for yourself. They are sure to impress your family and friends with their amazing flavor and texture.
Try this recipe today and see for yourself how delicious Einkorn Baking can be!
Mint Chocolate Einkorn Brownies
For the Brownies
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 2 tsps Vanilla
- 1 1/2 Cups
Organic All-Purpose Einkorn Flour
- 2/3 Cup Baking Cocoa
- 1 tsp Salt
For the Mint Frosting
- 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- 1 tsp Peppermint Extract Or 5 drops peppermint essential oil
- 1 drop Green Food Coloring
For the Chocolate Ganache
- 3 Tbsps Butter
- 1 Cup Semi-Sweet or Dark Chocolate Chips
- 2 Tbsps Heavy Whipping Cream
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13 cake pan.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar with a mixer.
- Add the eggs and the vanilla to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
- Sift the flour, cocoa, and salt and add them to the butter mixture. Stir just until combined. The batter will be very thick.
- Spread the batter out in the bottom of the greased 9 x 13 cake pan.
- Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let the brownies cool completely before continuing with the frosting.
- Put all of the ingredients for the mint frosting in a medium sized bowl and beat until it is creamy and fully combined. Spread the frosting onto the cooled brownies.
- Put the brownies into the fridge for the mint frosting to harden a bit while you work on the ganache.
- For the ganache, begin melting the butter and chocolate chips together in a double boiler or a bowl on top of a sauce pan with a couple inches of boiling water.
- When the chocolate begins to melt, warm the cream until it is warm to the touch and then add it to the melting chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Spread the ganache on top of the brownies, being careful to not mix it with the mint frosting underneath.
- Chill until the chocolate is set before cutting and serving.
Please let us know how your Mint Chocolate Einkorn Brownies turned out and share your feedback with us in the comments below.
If you love this recipe then you might also want to try these other recipes:
- Double Chocolate Einkorn Brownies
- Whole Grain Einkorn Brownies
- Organic Whole Grain Einkorn Coffee Cake
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