Brownies. Do they really need an introduction? Nope. These brownies are just so darn good, that I double the batch EVERY, single time I make them. And because of the cocoa powder, the coconut flavor is hidden (if you don’t use the coconut oil, in which case can be subbed in with butter or any other oil you decide to choose). But for the rest of us that don’t mind the coconut flavor, have at it. You can top with raw or sprouted nuts of your choice or drizzle some chocolate on top and sprinkle unsweetened coconut flakes. The possibilities are endless.
Now I know some of you are reading this and thinking to yourself that brownies are something that you can definitely make gluten/wheat free by just leaving it out. And this is true. But then you wouldn’t have the nutrient density that they coconut flour provides—high fiber, low carb, rich in protein, which makes your baked goods filling without over eating or the guilt. Coconut flour is an exceptionally good source of manganese which helps you to better utilize many nutrients including choline and biotin (found in eggs), vitamin C and thiamin. Manganese also supports bone health, nervous system function, thyroid health and helps to maintain optimal blood sugar levels. Now, I know what else you’re thinking. “It’s EXPENSIVE”. Yes, it is, however, a little goes a long way. With my one bag I have made 3 brownie recipes and the pumpkin muffins recipe and I still have HALF A BAG LEFT! You will get your monies worth. I promise. Cross my heart.
Now get in that kitchen and make these super awesome brownies!
For my friends with egg allergies. I didn’t forget you. (:
- Egg substitutes: ground flaxseed or chia seed + water; or arrowroot and tapioca starch. You’re looking to replace the structure that eggs provide. – See more at: http://jeanetteshealthyliving.com/2013/03/12-tips-for-baking-with-coconut-flour.html#sthash.FzfB3R08.dpuf
Coconut Flour Brownies
- 1/2 c. Coconut oil or softened grass-fed butter
- 3/4 cup cane sugar or maple syrup (use grade B for best flavor)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 heaping cup cocoa powder of choice
- 1/4 cup organic coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4-1 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar of choice
- chopped walnuts for topping