16 March 2012

Dark Chocolate Coconut Brownies

I think these mostly speak for themselves, but if you need some help, I'll translate a few words for you.

They're saying "moist", "dark", "rich", "coconuty", "healthy", "chewy", "delicious" and

"EAT ME"
. Of course I listened. I'm a good listener.

If it weren't for the eggs, they'd be shouting "vegan" too. Which is pretty awesome. In my opinion.

Dark Chocolate Coconut Brownies
inspired by Fake Food Free {thank you!!!!!}

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil {I used LouAnns, found at Walmart}
1 oz unsweetened chocolate {I used dark chocolate chips, about 1/4 cup}
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar {raw, if you have it}
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut plus extra for topping
sprinkle a little coarse salt on top {optional}

Get your oven ready -- preheat to 350 degrees F. Then spread a little coconut oil in an 8x8 glass baking dish. Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Then melt {microwave works, or a double boiler} the 1 oz chocolate and coconut oil together. Let cool before mixing with other ingredients.

Combine the eggs and sugar and mix together well. When the coconut oil and chocolate mixture is cool, mix with the eggs and sugar. Then stir in the dry ingredients, carefully, just until combined.
 
Hershey's Special Dark. they're special all right

Add the chocolate chips and coconut and pour mixture into greased baking dish. Sprinkle with coarse salt and coconut and bake for 20-25 minutes. They need to be set in the middle. Cool and enjoy. :)