Dark Chocolate Mint (or Cherry) Brownies

Dark Chocolate Mint (or Cherry) Brownies

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Sugar Free or Gluten Free
Calories per serving: 
65 (60 w/ egg whites)
Servings: 
9
Ingredients: 

1 egg (or 3 T. liquid egg whites*)
1 c. canned pumpkin
2 T. coconut oil, melted
1/2-1 tsp. peppermint (or almond) extract**
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. liquid stevia
1 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
pinch of pink salt

Directions: 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In large bowl, combine egg, pumpkin, coconut oil, stevia, and extracts.
  3. Add cocoa powder, baking powder, and pink salt and mix until smooth.
  4. Transfer to baking dish using rubber spatula and smooth mixture out evenly.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely in baking dish (at least 1 hour) before cutting into squares.

    *Egg whites make brownies more fluffy/cake-like while whole egg is more dense.
    **Omit peppermint (or cherry) extract for plain brownies. 
     
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