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Flourless Peppermint Brownies {Cooking Through My Collection}

Flourless Peppermint Brownies_

These flourless brownies are simple and delicious. They have a peppermint flavor that pairs perfectly with chocolate. And these are flourless, so they are also gluten free!


This recipe for my Cooking Through My Collection series was one of those recipes that I debated on what section of my site to post it on. It comes from a gluten free cookbook, but it is a gluten free recipe that everyone can make and enjoy because it does not contain any special ingredients. Since it was a recipe anyone can enjoy, gluten free or not, I decided to share it here in my main section instead of my gluten free section.

If you are not gluten free, but have a friend or family member that is these would be a great dessert to make for them. And even if you are not gluten free, these are delicious and worth trying.

My family loved these brownies, even with the secret ingredient of beans. Yes I said beans, but stay with me on this one.

I have a black bean brownie recipe already on my site that I have been making for several years now. Black beans may seem like a strange ingredient for brownies, but they work great and you will never know they are in the brownies. Really you won’t. Yes, they have a little bit of a healthier taste, but they do not taste like beans.

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This recipe comes from Gluten Free Baking by Cooking Light. I was sent this book a few months ago as part of the Cooking Light Bloggers Connection. I knew I would enjoy this cookbook right away.

One thing I instantly loved about the book was the fact that it did not use a gluten free blend or blends. The recipes in this book use gluten free ingredients and flours, but you don’t have to make a certain blend to make the recipes.

If you are gluten free you probably understand why I love this. Many gluten free cookbooks require you to make or buy a special blend. Currently in my cupboard I have at least four gluten free flour blends and I really don’t have space for any more, so I love having recipes that use individual ingredients instead. I have only made this one recipe from the cookbook, and since it is flourless it does not contain any gluten free flours, but I look forward to trying more of the recipes. They look delicious.

If you are gluten free or know someone that is I think this is a cookbook worth looking at.

Now for the recipe. I love that these are easy to make and use simple ingredients.

Flourless Peppermint Brownies



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  1. Hello,
    just wondering if you had to use the instant coffee? I heard that some contain gluten. And also the peppermint? I like vanilla.
    Thanks, MerriLyn

    • You could easily leave the coffee out of these and they would be fine. To the best of my knowledge plain instant coffee and pure peppermint extract are gluten free, but if you are super sensitive I would be sure to either leave it out or use a brand you are comfortable with.

  2. This recipe has coffee in it. I’m not a huge fan of coffee. My question is: do many of the recipes in this book have coffee as an ingredient? I am interested in the book; but, do not desire a lot of recipes requiring coffee. Thanks!

    • I don’t like coffee either and usually leave it out, but since I am trying… follow the recipes for this series I went ahead and added it since I had some. I really could not taste it in this. I think the peppermint is strong enough that you don’t taste the coffee. In the future I will probably just leave it out. And no most of the recipes do not have coffee. I think a few of the desserts might, but the book includes a wide range of recipes and most are coffee free. And I am always glad to know that there are other non coffee drinkers out there! I always feel like I am one of the few people that don’t like it. 🙂

  3. Our family doesn’t do coffee at all…is there something I should sub for it or could I just leave it out? Thanks!

  4. Dear Lynn,
    WOW! I just made these and they were suprisingly great! Because I didn’t know if I’d like them I didn’t put the chocolate chips in them. Next time I will. They are expensive and didn’t want to waste them. Maybe I’ll do walnuts too.
    Thanks so much,

    • I am so glad that you enjoyed them! Isn’t it fun when recipes like this surprise us? And I think walnuts would be a great addition to them.

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