Friday, December 14, 2012

Minty Christmas Brownies

This recipe is from an old roommate, Janice. We cooked up a storm while living together! I like this recipe because you can do so much with basic brownies. This time I added mint chocolate chips and orange mint extract. More on how to make your own mint extract later.

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder (dark cocoa would be a nice variation)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon water
2 eggs
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 handful of mint chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 8x8 inch baking pan. Mix the wet ingredients together and then add the dry ingredients. This is a one bowl recipe. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the batter and bake for about 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out cleanly. Or you can just underbake them!

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