Healthy Brownies with Coconut Flour

Healthy Brownies with Coconut Flour

One of the most common questions that I get goes a little something like this “Help! I’ve bought some coconut flour and don’t know what to do with it or how to bake with it!”.

 

I’ve got a couple of recipes on my blog already using coconut flour; Coconut Fairy Cakes & No Bake Protein Truffles but I think that this one is my favourite.. healthy chocolate brownies!!!

 

I’ve included two versions of this brownie recipe – a luxury version (containing 155 calories each) and a lower calorie version (containing just 70 calories each).

 

In the lower calorie version I’ve swapped a large proportion of the fat (coconut oil or butter) for apple puree (I use the ones from the baby food aisle!) and the sugar for a calorie free sugar alternative; Sukrin Gold, which is seriously an amazing product!!

 

Do let me know if you have a go at making this recipe too!!

 

Healthy Coconut Brownies

Healthy Brownies with Coconut Flour

P.S If you like this you make like my Sweet Potato Protein Brownie Recipe!

 

Chocolate Brownies with Coconut Flour

Ingredients

  • 50g coconut flour
  • 50g cocoa
  • 30g melted butter or coconut oil & 100g apple puree*
  • 3 eggs
  • 100-150g sugar alternative such as Sukrin Gold
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or vanilla

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 150 degrees C and mix together the wet ingredients (butter, apple puree if using and eggs).
  2. Mix in the coconut flour, cocoa and sugar alternative (I used Sukrin Gold) and cinnamon or vanilla.
  3. Pour the mixture into a square baking tin lined with baking powder and bake for approximately 30 minutes until firm.
  4. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before slicing into 9 or 12 pieces.. and enjoy!

Notes

*For the luxury version swap the 30g of butter and 100g apple puree for 150g butter. The apple puree can also be swapped for a mashed, ripe banana.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 70

% Daily Value

Total Fat 3 g

5%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g

1%

Protein 5 g

10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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12 Comments

  1. Sophie
    October 11, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    Made today and they are so scrummy! Wouldn’t even believe they were sugar free 🙂 Perfect with a peanut butter topping 😉 xx

    • October 11, 2015 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you so much for the picture Sophie!! And for letting me know that you can swap apple puree for banana 🙂 x

  2. Suzanne Hamilton
    October 14, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    Thanks so much for a delicious recipe. They turned out great and I really liked baking with the Sukrin Gold. Will definitely be making them again!

  3. Tasha williamson
    November 5, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    Great recipe! So easy to make and sooo yummy.

    • November 10, 2015 / 7:53 pm

      Aw thank you so much Tasha! So glad you like it 🙂 x

  4. Megan
    December 5, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    I’ve tried lots of versions of low carb, sugar free brownies and this one is my favourite. Sweet and chocolatey, hits the spot. I used Ella’s Kitchen apple purée in the baby food section, Sukrin coconut flour and Truvia. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    • December 6, 2015 / 3:29 pm

      Hi Megan! Aw thank you so much for your comment!! You’ll have to send me a pic next time, thank you!! x

  5. Amal
    November 20, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    What size pan did you use?

  6. Naomi
    April 12, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    I’ve just made these and added sf marshmallows, I found that the baby purée is rather expensive, so instead I bought a 400g tin unsweetened apple slices and puréed it with a stick blender. Thanks for the recipe!

    • April 15, 2017 / 12:27 pm

      Aw brilliant!! Thanks for letting me know 🙂 So you know you can get small pots for 25p (4 for £1) in most supermarkets! xx

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