I am the brownie queen. It's official. No "buts." It's just plain true. Try all of my brownie recipes and you'll see why. Or, just try this one. I can live with that.
The cookies that I looove so much I have turned into a brownie recipe. It was so easy. It was also effortlessly good. Seems to me there can be endless experiments with this recipe. The cookies are by far the best, and so are these brownies. They both take the cake in my book. Pun intended.
Grain-free Coconut Flour Brownies
makes one 8x8 or 9x9 pan
1/2 cup organic coconut oil or softened grass-fed butter
3/4 cup cane sugar or maple syrup (use grade B for best flavor)
2 real eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 heaping cup cocoa powder (I use raw cacao or Ghirardelli)
1/4 cup organic coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4-1 cup chocolate chips of choice (I use Enjoy Life chocolate chips or Ghirardelli 100% baking chips)
chopped walnuts for topping
To make your brownies:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, use a mixer to cream butter with sugar, or use a spatula to mix maple syrup and coconut oil, until light and fluffy.
3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.
4. Add vanilla extract.
5. In another bowl, sift cocoa powder and coconut flour to remove lumps.
6. Stir flour mixture into wet mixture and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
7. Pour into a greased/oiled 8x8 or 9x9 pan, depending on how thick you want your brownies. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired.
8. Bake for about 20-30 minutes or until center is slightly set and springy, and the sides are pulling away from the pan.
9. Cool completely on a wire rack (allows air to cool the bottom of the pan, and your brownie bottoms come out easier) and serve.
|Look at the wonderful texture!|
Please resist digging in right away, and give these brownies some time to cool. They are even better after a night in the refridgerator and warmed in the toaster oven. I like to top mine with homemade RAW milk vanilla ice cream, a recipe from Sally Fallon in her book, Nourishing Traditions. NT is such a great resource with tons of nourishing traditional recipes!
I won't neglect to mention that these brownies are low carb, delicious and healthy, especially when made with maple syrup, and grass-fed butter or coconut oil.