November 10th • Posted in Recipe
I am the biggest brownies fan ever, let’s admit it! But brownies are not your everyday thing, let’s admit that too, because it’s always very hard if not impossible to find a balance between healthy ingredients and that gooey results. Truth is, I’ve tried so many different healthy brownies recipes, but they never really were the same gooey, moistened, indulgent thing.
I have experimented with flour, and I believe I have found a way to replace white flour with a healthier alternative almost completely, but what really puts me off is butter. Because, let’s face it, you can’t really achieve that same result without butter.
Recently though, I have discovered coconut butter (this one if you’re wondering!), 100% organic and all, and apparently also way healthier than dairy-based or other vegetal butters, containing lots of healthy fats and more good stuff for your body. Of course it didn’t take me long to realize that it was the perfect solution to my big brownies dilemma!
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This recipe makes for sweet, indulgent, decadent and gooey coconut healthy brownies. The coconut butter adds a bit of a delicate nutty flavour to them without being overwhelming, but interesting and gentle instead. Use extra dark chocolate for extra flavour!
Makes approximately 12 brownies…
- 150g dark chocolate
- 60g coconut butter
- 190g raw brown sugar
- 1/2 tbsp instant espresso powder
- 3 medium eggs
- 80g white flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- Icing sugar or coconut flakes to decorate
01 :: Preheat the oven to 150°C.
02 :: Chop the chocolate into cubes and place it in a bowl together with the coconut butter. Melt them together by placing the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Then leave to cool.
03 :: In a large bowl mix together the eggs, sugar and coffee powder until nicely incorporated.
04 :: Add the chocolate and coconut butter mix and stir. Then add the flour, baking powder and salt all at once and stir again nicely.
05 :: Transfer the brownie batter in a rectangular baking tin lined with baking paper and pop it in the oven for 30-35 minutes. It might be worth cheking them out around minute 25 because you don't want to overcook them or they'll loose the gooeynees.
06 :: Let them cool down for 10-20 minutes, then cut into squares and sprinkle some coconut flakes (or icing sugar if you prefer) on top! Enjoy!
Let me know if you give them a try! x