Chocolate Brownies

 

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You’ll laugh when you see another post I have planned this week but I am attempting to reduce, not cut out, the amount of sugar my children have. My youngest especially has a terribly sweet tooth so I am trying to be organised with a treat for those after school hunger pangs that isn’t too full of refined sugar. Step forward Chocolate Brownies.

Chocolate Brownies

I also wanted the chocolate brownies to be gluten and dairy free for son number two to be able to eat. I’ve been playing around with coconut flour for a change and my first attempt at these wasn’t quite right, they were pretty dry. There were no complaints from the children but I wasn’t happy.

Chocolate Brownies

I am not saying these are perfect yet either, they are definitely not in the same league as my Gooiest Chocolate Brownies Ever  which are also gluten free but are very moist and errr gooey. However that recipe is not dairy free and unfortunately my son can’t tolerate much dairy. These new chocolate brownies are however very low in sugar in comparison to most other brownie recipes, being sweetened only with maple syrup.

Chocolate Brownie

These brownies are great for an after school snack, my children haven’t even noticed that they are low in sugar. They are not sickly or bitter, which is amazing considering they are made with 100% chocolate. The coconut flour does make the texture grainier than usual but it’s still chocolatey. If you have any spare coconut milk pop it into the fridge until it’s solid and then whizz the solid coconut only in a mixer for 3-5 minutes to make a whipped coconut cream for an extra special treat.

Chocolate Brownies

Of course if you don’t need to make these gluten free don’t, they will be even better. Again, use normal milk if you want to, or almond milk…it doesn’t really matter. The important thing with gluten free baking is to add extra liquid because gluten free flours soak it all up.

Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Chocolate Brownies

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Serves: 15

As with all my recipes if you don't need this to be gluten or dairy free just substitute with other suitable ingredients
Ingredients
  • 150g Coconut flour
  • 125g 100% chocolate
  • 3 Eggs
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Oil (in it's solid state)
  • 5 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 50g Raw Cacao Powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 200ml Coconut Milk (or any other milk you have- you just want to add moisture although the coconut milk gives a nice flavour)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC
  2. Grease and line a 30 x 20 cm tray ( I usually use those disposable traybake ones and line with slightly overhanging parchment paper so that I can get the brownie out quickly once it's cooked)
  3. Put the chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla extract and coconut oil in a large saucepan and heat very gently until melted
  4. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes (you don't want to end up with chocolate scrambled eggs)
  5. Beat the eggs into the mixture one at a time
  6. Add the coconut milk to the mixture and mix well
  7. Add the flour, cacao powder and baking powder and fold in until well mixed
  8. This is not a wet mixture so you will have to press this into the tin ensuring it is pretty even. Use a spatula to help
  9. Bake in the oven for approximately 12 minutes, be careful not to overcook
  10. Remove from the oven and as soon as you can remove from the tin to stop it from continuing to cook, and allow to cool on a wire rack
  11. Cut into squares and enjoy*
Notes
* If you fancy serving this with coconut cream you need to leave the coconut milk in the fridge overnight or until it is solid.Then whisk the solid milk (not the remaining water or milk) with an electric whisk for 3-5 minutes until you have a light fluffy cream.

 

 

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48 thoughts on “Chocolate Brownies

  1. whats not to love about chocolate brownies!

    Posted on February 7, 2015 at 3:17 pm
    1. Exactly!

      Posted on February 7, 2015 at 3:40 pm
  2. These look nice. I’ve often thought about ways to cut down sugar intake so may give these a go.

    Posted on February 6, 2015 at 3:51 pm
    1. Thank you, I hope you like them if you do

      Posted on February 6, 2015 at 5:38 pm
  3. Thank I see look and sound delicious.
    Damn this diet.

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 8:15 pm
    1. Ooops sorry, there are a lot worse things though but if you’re like me it’s all or nothing 🙁

      Posted on February 6, 2015 at 10:40 am
  4. I think I may have drooled a tiny bit… Yummy! x

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 1:02 am
    1. Ooops sorry 😀

      Posted on February 5, 2015 at 8:23 am
  5. Coconut in all of its various guises is such an amazing ingredient and you’ve created some super looking brownies with it – would love to give one a try.

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm
    1. Thanks very much.

      Posted on February 5, 2015 at 8:22 am
  6. Coconut flour can be so tricky can’t it? Looks like you’ve for it sussed here. Can’t wait to try thank you. X

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 7:18 pm
    1. It can, I hope you like them 🙂

      Posted on February 5, 2015 at 8:21 am
  7. It sounds wonderful. I’ve just bought a giant bag of coconut flour from Costco so will try your recipe for sure.

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 6:58 pm
    1. Oooo perfect because it can be quite expensive can’t it. I hope you like them.

      Posted on February 5, 2015 at 8:21 am
  8. Yum, these sound delicious! Love baking with coconut oil and coconut flour too!

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 6:11 pm
    1. I use coconut oil quite a bit but not so much coconut flour. Unfortunately my body doesn’t like coconut even though I love it. At least it keeps me away from the brownies on the whole 🙂

      Posted on February 4, 2015 at 6:22 pm
  9. I need to try cooking more with coconut flour. These look good.

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 6:07 pm
    1. Thank you, it makes a change doesn’t it 🙂

      Posted on February 4, 2015 at 6:21 pm
  10. They sound really good! I wonder if i can replace the maple syrup with honey? what do you think?

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 4:29 pm
    1. I was going to make them with honey but thought I better not push the children too much 😉 I think because it is all melted together it should work fine. 🙂

      Posted on February 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm
  11. They sound yummy – I am on a diet and have almost convinced myself that these would be allowed….

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 9:50 am
    1. A little treat? You could make half the amount. 😉

      Posted on February 4, 2015 at 10:23 am
  12. These do look very good, maybe I’ll even try to bake them!

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 8:48 pm
    1. Thanks and if you do I hope you like them 🙂

      Posted on February 3, 2015 at 10:24 pm
  13. Brownies have to be my favourite thing to bake, I love the sound of these ones. Great recipe.

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 6:33 pm
    1. Thanks very much 🙂

      Posted on February 3, 2015 at 6:52 pm
  14. I love brownies! They’re my favourite while having a cup of coffee 🙂

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 5:45 pm
    1. Me too! 😀

      Posted on February 3, 2015 at 5:57 pm
  15. these look delicious and i love the sound of the ingredients – much better for you than some of the refined junk you can get. xxx

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm
    1. Thanks very much, they make a change and yes are a ‘healthier’ version of what they could be 😀

      Posted on February 3, 2015 at 5:57 pm
  16. I’ve been trying to cut the amount of sugar my girls have so I’m going to give these a try.

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 2:53 pm
    1. I hope they like them 😀

      Posted on February 3, 2015 at 5:56 pm
  17. I love the fact these are gluten free – they look really tasty 🙂

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 2:34 pm
    1. Thank you 🙂

      Posted on February 5, 2015 at 8:37 am
  18. Brownies are brilliant, especially when you find a way for everyone to enjoy them. Thanks for the recipe!

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 1:50 pm
    1. Yes I like playing around with them…so many combinations 🙂

      Posted on February 3, 2015 at 2:43 pm
  19. My OH is dairy intolerant and so I’m going to send this to him. It looks delicious.

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 1:44 pm
    1. Oh perfect, I find using a dairy free ‘butter’ is good too in baking

      Posted on February 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm
  20. I haven’t played around with coconut flour yet but it’s on my list to try. My go to brownie recipe is gluten free and one of the best things I bake, we don’t need to be gluten free but it’s amazing how many gluten recipes are creeping in just because they’re cracking!

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 1:13 pm
    1. It’s quite dry and grainy but tastes good 🙂

      Posted on February 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm
  21. Wow these brownies look delicious! xxx

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 11:30 am
    1. Thank you very much 🙂

      Posted on February 3, 2015 at 11:49 am
  22. They look and sound delicious – and bonus that they’re a little healthier!

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 10:13 am
    1. Exactly! Halfway house 😀

      Posted on February 3, 2015 at 10:18 am
  23. These brownies look delicious. I say enjoy everything, but in moderation. But if it is nutritious and healthy, then you may as well help yourself to two large helpings 🙂

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 9:51 am
    1. Well, exactly! 😀

      Posted on February 3, 2015 at 10:06 am
  24. I am really pants at making brownies, I might give these a go

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 9:30 am
    1. They are very easy, my other recipe is very easy too.

      Posted on February 3, 2015 at 10:06 am