Ok, healthy brownies? I won’t go that far. But these are definitely healthier than my usual brownies!
Whole wheat flour, coconut oil, organic sugar… these are even dairy free, but feel free to use regular melted butter and regular sugar if that’s what you’d like. They will turn out great with one or all three of these ingredients being ‘healthified’!
Oh, and don’t worry… they are still beautifully rich, chewy and delicious. Everything you would expect in a great brownie.
And a little less guilt over that sweet treat is never a bad thing, right?
- 3/4 cup dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted & divided (1/3 cup + 1/3 cup)
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 2 cups organic or coconut palm sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350ºF, and butter a 9x13" glass baking dish.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cocoa and baking soda. Stir in 1/3 cup of the melted coconut oil until smooth.
Stir in the boiling water until the mixture is smooth and thick. Stir in the sugar and eggs with the remaining 1/3 cup melted coconut oil, the salt & the vanilla.
Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the flour, tossing to coat.
Into the batter, stir in the remaining flour until just smooth. Stir in the flour-coated chocolate chips and spread the mixture into your prepared baking dish.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the edges just start to pull away from the pan. (Always better to under-bake than to over-bake brownies!!) Cool completely in the pan.
Enjoy with a big hot cup of coffee, or a cold glass of milk!