Healthy Brownies with Coconut Flour

2015-10-11
  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 5m

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!!

 

Ingredients

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

 

*I used Sukrin Coconut Flour & Sukrin Gold (a calorie free alternative to brown sugar) which are available from OcadoWaitrose, Holland & Barrett. 

**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.

 

 

Healthy Brownies with Coconut Flour

 

 

Method

Step 1

Pre-heat your oven to 150 degrees C and mix together the wet ingredients (butter, apple puree if using and eggs).

Step 2

Mix in the coconut flour, cocoa and sugar alternative (I used Sukrin Gold) and cinnamon or vanilla.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into a square baking tin lined with baking powder and bake for approximately 30 minutes until firm.

Step 4

Allow to cool for 30 minutes before slicing into 9 or 12 pieces.. and enjoy!

 

Healthy Coconut Brownies

Healthy Brownies with Coconut Flour

 

P.S Here are my Sweet Potato Protein Brownies!

 

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

Coconut flour brownies

Coconut Brownies

Healthy coconut brownies

Healthy coconut brownies

 

 

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    70 Kcal
  • Carbs

    2g
  • Protein

    3g
  • Fat

    5g

Recipe Comments

Comments (8)

  1. posted by Sophie on October 11, 2015

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

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on October 11, 2015

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

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  2. posted by Suzanne Hamilton on October 14, 2015

    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!

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  3. posted by Tasha williamson on November 5, 2015

    Great recipe! So easy to make and sooo yummy.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on November 10, 2015

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

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  4. posted by Megan on December 5, 2015

    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 :)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on December 6, 2015

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

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