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Coconut Flour Brownies {Nut-free Adaptable}

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Coconut Flour Brownies {Vegetarian Nut-free Adaptable}

Gluten-free Brownies featuring coconut flour and arrowroot flour are so naturally yummy and refreshing. A combination of organic butter, organic virgin coconut oil, and avocado oil provides a balanced flavor and taste. It also makes the brownie super moist. You can substitute the butter with half coconut oil and half avocado oil if you’d like to. If you are fond of walnuts like me, they make perfect toppings to contrast the texture and flavor. Or use another superfood pumpkin seeds for a delicious nut-free and gluten-free brownie.

Coconut Flour Brownies {Vegetarian Nut-free Adaptable}
Coconut Flour Brownies {Vegetarian Nut-free Adaptable}

What is gluten-free vegetarian Coconut Flour Brownies made of?

From a dry ingredients perspective, this recipe uses coconut flour and arrowroot flour. Organic un-refined cocoa powder is naturally rich, making this a dark chocolate brownies.

Eggs, organic butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, and sugar are creamed together to mix with the dry ingredients. Swap out butter with half coconut oil and half avocado oil if you’d like to. I also use a pinch of coconut oil to grease the baking pan.

Coconut oil is a superfood oil and has a high smoking point, making it perfect for baking and frying.

For flavoring, this recipe uses organic unrefined cane sugar, a pinch of vanilla extract and Himalayan Pink salt.

For the subtle fluffiness, baking soda, coupled with organic apple cider vinegar, will do the trick.

Walnuts make an exceptional topping. Simply add the raw walnuts to the top of the batter before baking. However, you can either skip it or swap out with pumpkin seeds, another superfood seed, to make it a nut-free version.

Coconut Flour Fun Facts

Coconut Flour is from dried coconut flesh and then ground into fine powder. They have a creamy white color and a mild coconut aroma. Compared to all-purpose flour, coconut flour has this creamy whitish glow and slightly grainy texture.

Initially, coconut flour came as a by-product of producing coconut milk. In recent years, coconut flour gained its popularity for its superb health benefits. People widely consider coconut flour an excellent alternative flour for all-purpose or wheat flour, making it an outstanding gluten-free flour.

The superb health benefits coconut flour brings to the table are genuinely impressive. Not only it is gluten-free and has a low carb, it also contains rich essential nutrients such as fiber and plant-based iron. Coconut flour also offers medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are a type of fat associated with health benefits such as weight loss, anti-inflammatory against bacteria and viruses, and improving brain and heart functions.

It is worth mentioning that fiber plays multiple essential roles in our body systems, not only they help with digestive systems, they also help regulate blood sugar level. This is because fiber slows down the speed at which sugar enters the bloodstream.

Making brownies out of coconut flour is by far one of the tastiest way of consuming this powerful superfood. Coconut flour waffles are another excellent way of enjoying this superb four.

Coconut Flour Brownies {Vegetarian Nut-free Adaptable}
Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Brownies {Vegetarian, Nut-Free Adaptable}

How to make a vegetarian, nut-free, gluten-free yummy and healthy brownies?

For the dry ingredients, use organic coconut flour and arrowroot flour. Use a combination of organic butter, avocado oil, and organic virgin coconut oil, along with eggs to cream the dry ingredients.

Besides organic unrefined cane sugar, add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt and vanilla extract. For the subtle fluffiness of the brownies, use a pinch of baking soda and apple cider vinegar.

If you like toppings, pumpkin seeds are an excellent, delicious, and healthy choice.

Coconut Flour Brownies in the Baking Pan
Freshly baked Gluten Free Coconut Flour Brownies {Vegetarian, Nut-free Adaptable}
Coconut Flour Brownies {Vegetarian Nut-free Adaptable}

Coconut Flour Brownies {Gluten Free Vegetarian} Recipe

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Gluten-free vegetarian Brownies featuring coconut flour and arrowroot flour are so naturally yummy and refreshing. An excellent healthy treat.

Ingredients

Sift in Dry Ingredients:

  • 90 g organic coconut flour, about 3/4 cup
  • 90 g arrowroot flour, about 1/2 cup
  • 50 g cocoa powder, organic preferred, about 2/3 cup
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt

For the Batter Base:

  • 4 eggs
  • 130 g organic butter, unsalted, 1 bar
  • 60 g coconut oil, organic virgin preferred
  • 70 g avocado oil
  • 225 g cane sugar, about 1 1/4 cup, organic unrefined preferred
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, organic preferred

For Baking:

  • 1 tsp coconut oil, to grease the baking pan
  • 55 g raw walnut or pumpkin seeds as a topping, optional

Instructions

  1. Gather all ingredients. Use a kitchen scale and measuring utensils to measure out all sift-in dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Use a double boiler to soften both butter and coconut oil. See notes for more details. Please try not to over-heat and turn them into liquid. The best state is just soft but still in shape.
  3. Crack 4 eggs into a large mixing bowl and Whisk egg vigorously until fully blended.
    Whisk egg until blend
  4. Add sugar, softened butter & coconut oil, and avocado oil, continue to whisk until everything is fully blended and turn into mush. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract and 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, continue to whisk until blended.
    whisk eggs, sugar, butter, and coconut oil until fully blended
  1. Sift in all dry ingredients - coconut flour, arrowroot flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
    Sift in dry ingredients for making coconut flour brownies
  2. Fold dry ingredients into the mush until fully blended.
    well blended batter for coconut flour brownies
  3. Grease the baking rectangular 9.5x13-inch glass generously with coconut oil using a soft kitchen brush.
    Grease the rectagular glass baking dish with coconut oil using a soft kitchen brush
  4. Pour the batter into the greased baking dish, scrape the mixing bowl using a mini silicone spatula and add to the baking dish. Gently shake and smooth out the batter using the mini silicone spatula.
    Batter for Coconut Flour Brownies in the glass baking dish
  5. Sprinkle the walnut or pumpkin seeds on the surface gently pat so that they stay on top of the batter.
    Add toppings to the batter for coconut flour brownies
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool on the wire rack. Wait till it cools to room temperature before cutting/slicing into square serving size.
  8. Enjoy a super yummy and healthy treat!
    Coconut Flour Brownies {Vegetarian Nut-free Adaptable}

Notes

  • To soften the butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. add water to the bottom saucepan, and butter & coconut oil in the top saucepan, and bring it to a boil. Then turn the heat to simmer, mix and turn the butter & coconut oil until they are thoroughly softened.
  • No worries if you do not have a double boiler, you can use one bigger and deeper bowl to hold boiling water and one smaller bowl to hold the butter & coconut oil. Carefully place the smaller bowl inside the bigger bowl to warm up and soften the butter and coconut oil.
  • The combination of organic butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil makes this brownie super yummy and moist. You can replace the butter with half coconut oil and half avocado oil if you'd like to.
  • The size of the baking dish or the thickness of the brownie also mandates baking time. If you use a smaller baking dish say either 9-inch x 11-inch or 8-inch x 8-inch, the brownie will be thicker and you may need to bake 40 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 499Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 22gProtein: 6g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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