Coconut Flour Brownies

Coconut Flour Brownies

Would you like to know why today is so incredibly marvelous? I hope you said yes, because I am going to tell you either way.

Today is marvelous because I have two super exciting things to write about in this blog post. First is my contribution for April’s Recipe Redux. Second is a very special cookbook that I have a recipe featured in!

So as for the recipe…

Recipe Redux

This month’s Recipe Redux theme was “Treasured Cookware.”

Share a story of classic cookware – and a healthy recipe to go with it. Some of us will be celebrating Mother’s Day next month (May 11,) but it’s more than once a year that many of us cook with a pan, a wooden spoon or another piece of cookware passed on to us from the kitchens of our favorite relatives. Let’s see what you can cook up with your treasured kitchen tool!

This theme was very challenging for me because there so many tools in my kitchen that I love to use. Cookie sheets, vegetable peelers, food processors, whisks, baking pans just to name a few. In reality I don’t think that a single one was passed down from a relative! We do have some antique kitchen items but those are either for decoration or in storage. Maybe it’s just because I’m not old enough to be handed down anything yet?

However, since I am technically an adult now, everything in my parents’ home is kind of like a tool passed down from my relatives (aka Mom and Dad), right?! Right. From these I ended up picking two of my most commonly used kitchen tools/cookware for this recipe.

As I decided to make brownies, a glass baking dish was kind of a given. I don’t thinking brownies would have turned out very well on a cookie sheet… And seeing as how my recipe is gluten-free, a food processor was also a must. Those who bake with gluten-filled flours have to worry about over-mixing and tough final products; however, those who bake with gluten-free flours can mix to their hearts content. A food processor for blending up the batter was the obvious next conclusion. I make about 50% of my recipes in a food processor just because it’s such a fast and easy method for mixing.

Coconut Flour Brownies

Grain/Gluten/Wheat-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo/GAPS-Friendly

Adapted from War Eagle Mill

Makes 9 brownies

Coconut Flour Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 or 8×8 square glass pan with parchment paper and your favorite cooking oil to prevent sticking.
  2. In a food processor place all of the ingredients and blend for about a minute or until thoroughly combined. Alternatively you could mix the eggs in a medium bowl first, then add the wet ingredients, and finally the dry ingredients, mixing well.
  3. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and use a spatula to smooth out the top.
  4. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. Remove when firm to the touch (or remove sooner if you prefer gooey chocolate brownies). Let cool for a few minutes before slicing and enjoy!

Substitution notes: You can use carob powder in place of the cocoa powder for a caffeine-free version. To make this recipe sugar-free you could probably substitute the honey with 1/3 cup mashed banana or pumpkin along with some liquid stevia to taste. I have not attempted to make this recipe egg-free but a flax, chia, or tapioca egg substitute may work (no guarantee).

 After reading the rest of my post for today (trust me, you don’t want to miss it!), check out all of the other bloggers who linked up their recipes for this month’s Recipe Redux. 

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Now comes part two of today’s post, which I am equally excited to talk about. Do you remember a What I Ate Wednesday post about one month ago where I shared a picture of a quiche that I made with an almond flour crust?

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Well, I submitted that recipe to be part of Chowstalker’s first community cookbook. I got the final digital copy recently and it’s fantastic. There are so many amazing meal ideas in there and I’ve already successfully made one of the recipes for my family this weekend.

**The rest of this post was promotional and removed according to the rules of The Recipe Redux. You can read my other posts more recently on the subject matter. Sorry for any inconvenience.**

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Questions for you:

Do you prefer brownies or cake?

Have you ever contributed to a community cookbook before?

Do you have community cookbooks at home? We have a lot from church and local fire stations. 

30 Thoughts on “Coconut Flour Brownies

  1. I love that you made a brownie that doesn’t even have anything chocolatey in it yet it still came out looking like a delicious brownie! I need to buy more coconut flour as I do have some but think I’ve now had it too long and need to buy some more.

    That almond flour crust recipe looks amazing too. The Primal Life kit sounds like good value for what you get included which looks like A LOT.

    Hope your having a nice Easter.

    • madison on April 21, 2014 at 11:53 am said:

      Oh my gosh, I’m so glad you said something… one of those “coconut flours” was supposed to be cocoa powder. Haha. That would have been a disaster. Nah, I’m not so special to make something taste like chocolate. :P

      You do get a lot with the kit. I agree!

      I did have a nice Easter, thanks Jan :)

  2. Mmmmmmmmmmm I love your dessert recipes. Pinning!

  3. I literally said “Ooooo I want some brownies” as soon as I read the title of your post. They look so incredibly good!

  4. These look like a healthy option when the brownie craving hits. Yum!

  5. Madison!! That is fabulous news. I’m so glad they are featuring your recipe. Hooray for you. You better blow on those fingers and then dust off your shoulder!! I’m super excited for you. How very well deserved.

  6. Brownies OR cake? Tough. Very tough. I like a warm brownie with vanilla ice cream for a pudding. But cake as an afternoon treat. But both are amazing. Yours looks great!

  7. YUM. I love using coconut flour! These are probably delicious!

    xoxo, Sarah Grace (FreshFitNHealthy.com)

  8. I just got coconut flour and I can’t wait to experiment with it. My first attempt was kind of a fail, but these look delicious!

    • madison on April 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm said:

      My first attempt with coconut flour was dry, mushy, hard, and crumbly all at the same time. That was a few years ago though and now it’s my favorite flour! Give it another chance and try out these brownies :)

  9. I am obsessed with brownies and these look awesome!!! Love how healthy they are and how simple the ingredients are :)

  10. Looking forward to making these!

    And yes, that’s the ?up? side to being my age… plenty of stuff handed down. Although, I’d really rather have my grandmother with me these days than just her kitchen tools :(

    • madison on April 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm said:

      Let me know what you think Regan! My dad suggested that next time I make up some avocado chocolate frosting to top them with. He is becoming quite the healthy baked good connoisseur ;)

      I agree with you on prefer the familiy member to their kitchen tools too. I would love to be able to be in the kitchen with my great grandmother again.

  11. These look yummy. Enjoy all the well-worn items from your parents…often, they work much better than the new stuff! (:

  12. Those look so delicious! I haven’t baked much with coconut flour but can’t wait to start!

  13. Congrats on the feature, that’s amazing! I’m loving the look of those brownies and can’t believe they look that brownie-like with so little flour, you can bet I’ll be trying those soon :)

    If I wasn’t in the same boat as you with the rapidly dwindling student loan funds you can bet I would be all over that offer… too bad I just shelled out $$$ to get my CSA veggies all summer.

  14. craving brownies now ;)

  15. These look awesome! Nice job. :)

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  17. Those brownies sound awesome! I have an event coming up—these might be a great treat to bring. Thanks for the inspiration : )

  18. My Trader Joe’s is completely out of coconut oil, would I be able to use melted butter instead??

    • I want to say yes, but my only hesitation is that I used the coconut oil and cocoa powder to replicate the properties of melted chocolate. Coconut oil hardens like a chocolate bar when cooled, whereas butter does not.

      I do “think” it would work though. If you try it out, come back and let me know! :)

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