Almond Flour Brownies with Matcha Mint Frosting
These Almond Flour Brownies with Matcha Mint Frosting are a grain-free and dairy-free treat packed with cakey chocolate goodness! They’re topped off with creamy cashew frosting loaded with matcha flavour!
A cakey brownie with a perfectly paired topping
Today, we’re doing brownies! But not just any brownies…almond flour brownies with matcha mint frosting.
The almond flour brownies themselves are light and fluffy, filled with a rich and delectable cocoa powder, and free of refined sugars. In place of refined sugars, this recipe uses coconut sugar and maple syrup.
They’re topped off with a matcha mint frosting, filled with.. well.. matcha, and mint! If you’re a matcha lover like me, then you also need to check out this Matcha Latte Chia Pudding or these Matcha Pancakes.
Quality ingredients are the key to this recipe
These brownies are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, high in protein, and high in healthy fats, thanks to their healthy and quality ingredients.
Almond flour is light, fluffy, and makes an awesome gluten-free, grain-free substitute for regular flour.
These brownies have a nice mix between a fudgey and cakey texture, and they are pretty moist and fluffy. One thing you need to be sure of if you want soft tender brownies is to add enough oil.
I used coconut oil for this recipe, but you can feel free to substitute avocado oil, or even melted butter if that’s your preference.
A few tips on these almond flour brownies
- You can top these brownies with whatever you like, or leave them plain if you’re not a frosting lover!
- If you don’t want to use coconut oil, you can substitute with 1/4 cup almond butter and 1/4 cup coconut oil. I’ve tested it, and it works out great!
- If you don’t want to use mint in the frosting, replace it with vanilla extract! The flavour is still just as sweet and delicious.
- Store the frosting in an airtight container. The frosting itself will oxidize and turn colors if left out too long, so they look best with fresh frosting!
- Let the brownies cool before frosting, and frost them right before serving.
More brownie recipes to try
- Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Flourless Fudge Hazelnut Brownies
- No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Brownies
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Grain-free almond flour brownie with a cashew matcha mint frosting
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar (can sub regular sugar)
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper.
- Mix the almond flour, coconut sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder together in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla together in a bowl.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until combined.
- Pour the batter into your pan and spread evenly.
- Cook for 20-25 minutes. To test if your brownies are ready, stick a toothpick in the brownies. the toothpick should come out (mostly) clean.
- To prepare the frosting, add all the frosting ingredients to a highspeed blender and blend until smooth. You may need to scrape down the edges a few times as you blend so everything gets incorporated.
- Store the frosting in the fridge and frost right before serving.
The frosting will oxidize and become discolored if left out of the fridge too long. Store the frosting in the fridge and ice the brownies right before serving.
Using vanilla instead of mint in the frosting is equally delicious!
I’ve also tried this recipe using 1/4 cup almond butter and 1/4 cup of coconut oil which turns out great too!
I haven’t tested this recipe with flax eggs, but if you do, let me know how it turns out in the comments below!
- Serving Size: 1 brownie
- Calories: 320
- Sugar: 16g
- Fat: 24g
- Saturated Fat: 14g
- Carbohydrates: 22g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 4g
Keywords: gluten-free dessert recipe
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