Brownie Bites with Mint Buttercream (GAPS/ Paleo)

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I don’t use my mini muffin pans often, they usually just collect dust. But when I got the idea for brownies and mint frosting, I knew they needed to be tiny :). Very rich!

I had a few mishaps with the frosting. I used palm shortening (yucky). I made the perfect tasting frosting that turned gray when I tried to color it (lovely). And I made some pretty decent tasting frosting that turned out the color of guacamole. It was kind of pretty but not too appetizing?

The brownies were easy, I just used this recipe from Grain Free Foodies. They always turn out wonderful!

Brownie Bites

*2/3 cup honey

*1/2 cup melted pasture butter (you can sub ghee or coconut oil and add 1/4 tsp sea salt)

*1 Tbsp vanilla extract

*3 pastured eggs, room temperature

*1 cup blanched almond flour (I like Honeyville)

*1/2 cup cocoa

*1/4 tsp. baking soda

Warm the butter and the honey until just melted. Add room temperature eggs and other wet ingredients and mix. Combine dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into lined mini muffin tins.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-16 minutes. Makes about 32.

Mint Buttercream

*1 Tbsp cold water + 1/2 tsp grassfed gelatin

*1/2 cup honey

*1 cup pasture butter, softened

*1 egg yolk

*1 Tbsp mint extract (see note!!!)

*dark green romaine juice, for color (optional)

In a small cup, sprinkle gelatin over cold water. When gelatin is softened, heat the mixture until liquid. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix honey, butter, egg yolk and mint extract. Add gelatin.  Using a hand mixer, beat on medium speed until smooth. Add romaine juice if using until the mixture is the color you want. Pipe the buttercream onto cooled brownie bites.

Important note: I used Simply Organic mint extract. I have a feeling if you use a different mint extract, you could need a different amount! Simply Organic contains sunflower oil and mint.

This is another re-creation of one of my mom’s famous recipes, mint frosted brownies. Thanks, Mom 🙂

Let me know how it goes!

This post was shared on Healing with Food Friday.

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9 thoughts on “Brownie Bites with Mint Buttercream (GAPS/ Paleo)

    Joli said:
    November 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Love the blog re-design! This recipe sounds so yummy…chocolate and mint are a favorite combo of mine! I am looking and looking, but I don’t see a measurement for gelatin in your list of frosting ingredients, but I see in the directions that it is called for…???

      Debbie responded:
      November 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks so much for bringing that to my attention, Joli! I was editing and forgot to put it back in, oops. It’s fixed now.

      Thanks for visiting my blog :). Tell me how your brownies turn out.

    Fudgy Mint Brownie Bites | Nosh My Way said:
    November 19, 2013 at 7:02 am

    […] Brownie Bites with Mint Buttercream (GAPS/ Paleo) […]

    facingyourstorm said:
    November 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Oh my gosh! Those are soooo cute!! I will definitely be making them on St. Patty’s day!! 😀
    ~rosie

      Debbie responded:
      November 20, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      🙂

    Jennifer at Purposeful Nutrition said:
    November 21, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Another great post. You are featured again at the HEaling With food Friday. See you again this next week with more great posts.

      Debbie responded:
      November 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      Yay! Thanks!

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