With my son having nut allergies and most brownie mixes being processed in the same plants, the kids have never really had brownies before. Sure we tried a no nut, dairy, or egg mix but I can tell you that the kids really didn’t enjoy them and it ended with me essentially blowing 5 or 6 bucks on it.
I was shopping and had a craving for some coconut goodies. I really love coconut. Almond Joys are seriously the best of both worlds for me. But since Almonds are a no-no in our home I decided to look up how to make coconut brownies. I mean it couldn’t be too hard but I also had never made non mixed brownies before. The first recipe that came up was one from Hersheys. Since I had bought Unsweetened Cocoa Powder earlier in the day, I figured why not!
1 stick unsalted butter (Melted)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes (divided)
- Turn on oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt Butter. While melting in a bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together.
- Mix together butter, sugar and vanilla in a medium sized bowl. Then add eggs and mix well.
- Slowly add the flour mix into the medium bowl.
- Once is blended well, add 3/4 cup of coconut. Spread evenly in pan and sprinkle the top with remaining coconut.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting.
- Serving Size: 1 Brownie(12 servings):
- 189 Calories
- 7g Carbs
- 10g Fat
- 3g Protein
- 55mg Sodium
They were really delicious and totally hit the coconut spot. The sodium was pretty good on them, although, I would still love to get some no sodium baking powder even though it didn’t add much to it. I went with the unsalted butter as well since I was adding salt to the recipe there wasn’t need to have it salted. I would love to find a way to cut down in the amount of fat. I know my personal goal is 59 or under a day so to find a way to cut back in that area would be fantastic. They were really gooey and just an all around wonderful recipe to try. I can’t wait to make them again for the whole family!
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I’m a stay at home mom of two young crazy kids. I’m also married to the love of my life. I blog at The Baby Birthing Mama about my son’s food allergies, my fitness journey, and parenthood in general! If you can relate I would love to hear from you or you can talk to me on Twitter: @bbybirthingmama and Facebook: The Baby Birthing Mama.