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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. 

Birthday Cake Slutty Blondies

I figured it was only appropriate on the day after my birthday to post a birthday-esque treat. This was made a few weeks ago and I while I showed a picture, I never actually shared the recipe. Forewarning: This is not healthy or allergy-friendly in the slightest. It is just pure sugar and awesomeness.

Birthday Cake Slutty Blondies

Birthday Cake Slutty Blondies

Instructions and Allergy-Friendly Notes Below

Makes 12 blondies

Sugar Cookie Layer Ingredients:

from AllRecipes.com

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Blondie Layer Ingredients:

From Can You Stay for Dinner

  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles

Birthday Cake Oreos (About 16)

Birthday Cake Slutty Blondies

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream the butter and sugar together for a few minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix again until incorporated. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix together. Spread the sugar cookie dough into the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Next take your oreos and place them on top of the cookie dough, pressing slightly as you do so.
  4. After you are done with the oreos begin making the blondie batter. Combine the butter and brown sugar in a bowl just as you did with the cookie dough. Add in the eggs and vanilla, then the dry ingredients. Leave the sprinkles for last and mix those in by hand. Pour the blondie batter over the oreo layer and smooth out with a spatula.
  5. Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes. Check the blondies with a toothpick and add more time until it comes out somewhat clean (it will still be a little wet, but will solidify more when cooled. You don’t want to overbake them or they will be hard as rock). If the top starts to get a little brown before the middle is finished, cover it with aluminum foil to prevent burning. Mine took about 1 hour and 15 minutes to bake. Take them out of the oven and let them cool for about 15-20 minutes before removing from the pan to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  6. Finally you get to slice and enjoy!

Birthday Cake Slutty Blondies

Recipe Notes: I found the sugar cookie layer to be possibly too thick for this recipe and next time I will probably cut it down even further to half of the recipe that I have written (one-fourth of the original). This will greatly decrease the baking time as well. You can use any cookie dough, oreo and or/blondie that you like for this recipe and it should come out fine as long as the proportions are the same.

Allergy-Friendly Substitutions:

Sugar Cookie: Vegan Sugar Cookies, Healthy Vegan Sugar Cookies, Vegan Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies, Paleo Sugar Cookies, Almond Flour Sugar Cookies, Paleo Sugar Cookies, Allergy-Friendly Sugar Cookies

Oreos: Paleo Cookie Dough Oreos, Gluten-Free Paleo Oreos, Healthy Vegan Oreos, Homemade Cake Batter Oreos, Homemade Birthday Cake Oreos, DIY Allergy-Friendly Oreos, CopyCat Golden Oreos, Newman’s Wheat-Free and Dairy-Free Oreos

Blondies: Vegan Blondies, Cake Batter Blondies, Healthy Chickpea Blondies, Almond Butter Blondies, Almost Paleo Sweet Potato Blondies, Paleo Blondies, Maple Gluten-Free Blondies

Sprinkles: Homemade Sprinkles, Gluten-Free Vegan Sprinkles, Vegan Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Sprinkles, Raw Vegan Sprinkles, Paleo (Natural) Coconut Sprinkles

Birthday Cake Slutty Blondies

 

And if I didn’t need another reason to celebrate, Google decided to wish me a Happy Birthday. My day is complete.

 

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I didn’t have any chance for picture taking or cooking (other than my usual meals) so I have to cheat again on this WIAW with just one recipe. I’ll be back next week with a full day! Thanks Jenn for hosting 🙂