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Keto brownies with fresh mint – intensity of health

Keto brownies could be the most present Keto dessert around the world wide web. You’ll find so many easy and quick recipes and standard brownie alternations. However, the chocolate and mint combination is rarely present. This combination has been celebrated through the famous after-eight dessert. The typical English dessert was created by Graham Edwards Rowntree and Company Limited in the UK in 1962. How can I connect this to Greek tradition and dessert preparation?

Modern Greeks and mint obsession

There’s no herb that is more used in Greek cuisine than mint. Meatballs? Yes, we add mint. Moussaka? We put in some mint too. Soups, stews, desserts, drinks and of course, iced tea! It grows on almost every balcony or garden in Greece. We like to use it freshly chopped or we always have some dried mint in our kitchen cabinets. The ancestors adored it, and so do we!

In our ancient mythology, the mint herb was devoted to Demeter, the Goddess of harvesting. Interestingly, her daughter, Persephone loved it too. A myth says that mint was created by the transformation of a Nymph named Minthê. She was favoured by Persephone’s husband Hades (God of the underworld). In resentment and passion, Demeter (Persephone’s mother) turned Minthê into a mint plant.

Strabo, Geography 8. 3. 14 (trans. Jones) (Greek geographer C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
“Near Pylos, towards the east, is a mountain named after Minthe, who, according to myth, became the concubine of Haides, was trampled under foot by Kore (Core) [Persephone], and was transformed into garden-mint, the plant which some call hedyosmos. Furthermore, near the mountain is a precinct sacred to Haides.”

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Both the Latin name Mentha and the Greek version Minthe have come to be associated with metamorphosed beauty. Historical records show that it has been used for treating skin and hair. Furthermore, as a breath freshener, mint leaves were chewed after each meal. All this has a strong connection with a physical appearance which was extremely important in ancient Greece and Rome. For this reason, mint has been used for baths and decoration as well. I would say, this belongs to the Aphrodite department.

Medicinal properties

Mint was traditionally used to treat gastrointestinal issues, body odour, bad breath, and insomnia in Ancient Greece. Today, it is used for treating bronchitis, headaches, fever, cold, and muscle pain. In Ancient Athens, it was customary to fragrance separate body parts with different herbs. The mint was the fragrance usually applied on the arms. Since the Romans were the ones to spread Greek culture all around Europe, it was introduced to England by them! Mint was mentioned by John Gardiner around 1440 as ‘myntys’. Turner, who was acknowledged as the Father of British Botany, believed it was good for ‘ye stomach’ and said it was pleasant in sauces.

Keto brownies with mint

To conclude this small historical overview, no herb or spice is Greeker than mint. This is why I decided to infuse my Keto brownies with some fresh and fragrant mint leaves. Of course, these Keto brownies will follow my three basic principles:


Would you like to beautify your Keto lives with some chocolate-mint adventure? Let’s make it more than just a dessert! With these macros, it can proudly be called a “no-guilt” Keto dessert. 

Keto brownies with fresh mint

Keto brownies with fresh mint

Recipe by Roberta Kapsalis
5 from 1 vote

This is one of our flourless recipes that always works!

Course: Keto dessertCuisine: Keto MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Baking time






  • 200 g 7 oz Unsalted butter

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp Sea salt

  • 1 tbsp 1 Ceylon cinnamon

  • 1 tsp 1 100% monk fruit powder

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp Citric acid

  • 1 tsp 1 Baking soda

  • 150 g 5 2/7 oz Sour cream or greek yoghurt

  • 3 medium 3 Eggs

  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp Raw cacao powder

  • 12 leaves 12 leaves Fresh mint

  • 4 drops 4 drops Peppermint flavouring

  • 1 tsp 1 tsp Psyllium powder


  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter with the sweetener, cinnamon, citric acid and salt until you get a smooth creamy consistency.
  • Add sour cream, keep mixing and then add baking soda. Continue mixing. Add finely chopped mint, essential oil drops or natural flavouring of your choice and continue with mixing. 
  • At this point add cacao powder and reduce the speed of your mixer. Add the eggs, one by one, and continue mixing at low speed. In the end, add psyllium powder and mix well. 
  • line the 20×30 cm (8X11 inches) baking pan with parchment paper and grease it with some butter. Pour in the brownies. Bake at 180ºC (356ºF) for 15 minutes. (If you like your brownies dry, bake them a bit longer)
  • When the brownies are baked, cut them into bars or cubes and decorate them to your liking.


  • ketoElectric mixer
  • 20×30 cm (8X11 inches) baking pan
  • Parchment paper

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  • We always use Julian Bakery’s 100% ground monk fruit as a sweetener. This product is just dried monk fruit powder. You can use extract too, but adjust the amount to your liking.

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved the recipe and added chopped walnuts to the batch I made since I used no sauce. Loved the mint and consistency was just like a brownie, just low carb and sugars. Can’t wait to make them again.

    1. Hello Scott, I am really glad you liked the recipe and turned out so great for you! Chopped walnuts was an excellent idea. Thank you very much for sharing! Enjoy more of my keto Greek recipes!

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