These fudgy coconut flour brownies are so moist and chocolatey, you couldn’t even tell they’re a healthier version of the high-sugar brownies we usually eat!
I’m not gonna lie, I’m definitely a sweet tooth. Rarely a day passes when I don’t crave something sweet, so healthy desserts like these fudgy coconut flour brownies are what help me stay on track.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you can eat the whole batch and they won’t mess with the success of your weight loss journey – but having one every once in a while, when a sweet craving kicks in is definitely better than having a box of chocolates.
To be honest, when I was just starting to eat healthily, it was really really hard for me. I thought that all I could eat is chicken, rice, and avocados – all day, every day.
This monotonous eating day after day eventually lead to binge eating and cheat days turning into cheat weeks – until I finally realized this is not going to work. I needed to eat food that I honestly enjoyed in order for my ‘diet’ to become a lifestyle. So I started experimenting.
Now, about two years later, I have finally come to a point in my life where I can say that I genuinely ENJOY the food I eat – and it’s healthy too.
The best part is that now, I don’t feel the need to have a cheat weekend every weekend. Now, when I’m craving something like pizza or brownies – I just make a healthier alternative!
Today, I will share with you my healthier alternative of brownies. The key is to use really dark chocolate, like 90%, not the one with a ton of sugar in it. Also, be sure to use cocoa (or cacao) powder without added sugar. We don’t need those extra carbs, right?
Now, these fudgy coconut flour brownies may be more bitter than the sugar-loaded ones you’re used to – but that’s because the chocolate you’re using has more cacao and less sugar. If you don’t like really dark chocolate, you could use dark chocolate that has less cacao in it (you could even use part dark chocolate and part milk chocolate if you’d like) – but then I would recommend searching for a sugar-free option.
1 cup (about 6 oz; 150 g) dark chocolate (melted) (I used Lindt Excellence Supreme Dark Chocolate 90% Cocoa)
6.5 tbsp (about 2.8 oz; 80 g) coconut oil (melted)
6.4 tbsp (about 1.6 oz; 45 g) coconut flour
⅛ cup (about 0.5 oz; 20 g) cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
¼ cup (about 1.75 oz; 50 g) erythritol (other sweeteners work too, such as stevia)
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Heat oven to 350°F (175°C)
- Mix all of the ingredients until fully combined (I used a food processor to mix but a hand mixer or simply a spoon works well too)
- Bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 20 minutes
- Let cool and enjoy!
You can also freeze these brownies and just pull one out and defrost when the craving kicks in.
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