Coconut Flour Brownies Recipe
Coconut flour makes a deliciously dense and chewy brownie, gluten-free.
My kids and I have been very fortunate to not have to worry about food allergies and other issues that have to do with foods, like a gluten or lactose intolerance, but I know that there are many adults and children that struggle with these problems.
Every now and then I’ll dabble in specialty diet recipes for fun. Today I am focusing on a gluten-free dessert, mainly because I have a friend who has celiac disease, and I want to learn to make things she can eat. I was at Winco a little while ago and picked up some coconut flour and coconut sugar in their bulk section. I just wanted to try my hand at a gluten-free dessert that would typically use regular white flour, plus the coconut flour smelled really good! Haha.
I hadn’t even researched any recipes when I picked up a few cups of coconut flour, so I was really surprised to learn how little coconut flour you actually use compared to white flour (1/4 cup coconut flour for every 1 cup of white flour). King Arthur coconut flour is one of our favorite brands. When you use coconut flour, you also use a lot more eggs (about 1 egg per 1-ounce of coconut flour). It’s kind of cool that it magically works to create baked goods though.
This coconut flour brownie is more cake-like than fudgy, but it was still delicious with a scoop of ice cream and fresh sliced strawberries on top. We even put it in a milkshake! Yum! Overall, I think this was a great wheat-free alternative to a classic dessert! Now, I’m taking suggestions on what to try with the rest of all that coconut flour that I bought. Leave your ideas in the comments below! Thanks!
Want more gluten-free sweets? Try these!
DARK CHOCOLATE HONEY ALMOND BUTTER – great with apples or on toast!
CHOCOLATE PANNA COTTA – smooth, silky, and delicious!
Coconut Flour Brownies
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 6 large egg
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup flour, coconut
- Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan with the cocoa powder. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut sugar, milk, and salt.
- Briskly whisk in the cocoa mixture. Whisk in the coconut flour until combined.
- Pour batter into a greased 8×8-inch square baking dish.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
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This looks yummy!! How many calories are in this? Is there a low calorie version of this?
we haven’t analyzed this recipe, but you can add it to nutritiondata.self.com for a full nutrition breakdown.
I used one pureed sweet potato as a replacement for a half of coconut oil and a half of sugar. Brownies turned out great! They were rich, moist and healthier I believe. My kids loved them.
I “breaded” chicken with coconut flour and used a vanilla yogurt wash instead of egg. It was amazing and my kid with multiple food allergies could eat it so win-win.
I love that idea! Thanks Becky!
Thanks for sharing the recipe.
After I tried cooking it, my son is very fond of it. But the suggestion of my input for “Coconut Flour Brownies Recipe”, add 1/2 cup of milk is better and I only use 4 eggs after cooking a second time. And I think it was more perfect, you can try it.
I will definitely try it that way next time! Thanks for your input!
Hi, do these brownies have a strong coconut taste?
That’s hard to say because everyone’s tastes for coconut are different. I love coconut, but I don’t think they were very strong of coconut flavor. The cocoa kind of covers it up. Let us know what you think if you decide to try it!
Can I substitute any sort of regular sugar for the coconut sugar?
You should be able to substitute the whole amount of coconut sugar with regular granulated sugar.
I make pancakes with coconut flour and almond flour. So delicious! I mash two Bananas, add four eggs, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, cinnamon spice, flax seed, chia seed, honey / coconut sugar, mix that all together and I then add in my almond flour and coconut flour. Later I add in vegan chocolate chips. I make those into muffins or pancakes.
That sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe idea!
Mix coconut flour with paprika,salt & pepper and use it to bread chicken. Fry it in coconut or peanut oil for great gluten free chicken nuggets.
Hi there, can you substitute the eggs w applesauce by any chance?
I can’t say for sure because I haven’t tried it. I’m not sure if substituting eggs with applesauce works the same way with coconut flour recipes as it does with all-purpose flour recipes. I’ve read that you can substitute 1 tablespoon of flax seeds soaked in 3 tablespoons water for every (1) egg though.
Can you use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder?
Yes. The only difference between cocoa and cacao powder is that cocoa powder has been roasted at high temperatures, whereas cacao powder has not.
Can you omit cocoa pwdr and add something to make this pumpkin “cake” or ginger bread? These are the best brownies i have ever had…EVER!
Can you tell me if i drop the eggs to 4, replace the cocoa pwdr with pumpkin and added cinnamon and cloves or ginger…would that work you think? I think i will try that today
I made these today and they turned out great but were far too sweet for my own and my daughter’s taste. If I added half the amount of sugar would this affect the final result? Would it turn out more like a cake?
Looks great1 At what point do you add in the melted coconut oil?
In step 2 you melt the coconut oil and cocoa powder together and then add that mixture in during step 3. Let me know if you have other questions!