I’m yet to meet a chocolate dessert I didn’t like.  At least the homemade variety.  I’m hit and miss with adding peppermint to my chocolate but using Doterra’s peppermint essential oil is definitely a win.  Mainly because it’s real peppermint and just the right amount.

I whipped up these little guys up for our Maple Grove Fall workshop in October 2019.  The two bite chocolate brownies were inspired by the recipe I found at crazyforyuca.com but I changed a few ingredients based on what I already had.  I also baked them in a mini cupcake pan so they were ready to serve for the workshop.

I’m all about easy and simple.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup spelt flour – this is what I used.  I’m sure you could use your all purpose baking flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup real maple syrup
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt – I’m sure you could use any salt of your choice
3-4 drops of Doterra peppermint essential oil.  Please don’t use another brand as it most essential oils brands aren’t for internal use (food grade).

I topped each little two bite brownie with a chocolate chunk for extra enjoyment.  I like to use the Enjoy Life brand – they are an allergy-free brand chocolate that can be found in the health food section of the grocery store.  If this isn’t an issue for you, you can use whatever you desire.

Instructions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease pan with coconut oil.
    2.  In a large mixing bowl, cream maple syrup and melted coconut oil.  You can use an electric beater if desired.
    3.  Add eggs, vanilla, and 3 drops Doterra peppermint essential oil – If peppermint flavored brownies are desired – a little bit goes a long way.  Beat until fully blended.
    4. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, and pink Himalayan salt. Mix with a spoon until fully combined.
    5.  Spoon out into baking ban and press in a chocolate chunk for each. Place into oven and bake for 16-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
    6.  Remove from oven and allow to cool before removing from pan and serving.

I forgot to take a picture of them before they were eaten so I don’t have one to include in this post!