Double Chocolate Coconut Brownies

I’m normally in the classic-brownies-are-the-best camp.

No frosting. No icing. No layers of stuff on top of that perfect brownie crust.

I’ve had ones with almost an inch of frosting (blech). I’ve tried some that should have been called cake instead (I like my brownies dense and fudgy, thank you).

My mom made brownies all the time when we were growing up, so I learned fast what I liked.

Nuts were okay, chocolate chips are always a good thing, and hot fudge mixed into the batter was usually a great idea.

Here’s the secret to the perfect brownie – learn what you love and stick to it. That’s it!

Brownies shouldn’t be complicated.

They should just be exactly what they are. Butter and chocolate melted together, a couple of eggs, a little flour, and whatever mix-ins you love.

Brownies are quick. Easy. And one of the fastest ways to make new friends.

This batch is based on my go-to recipe, with a little extra coconut and melty pools of dark chocolate in the batter.

Coconut flour keeps them fudgy and a little crumbly – just how I like ‘em.

If you only  learn one thing from me, I hope it’s this:

Life it too short to eat bad brownies. Make them for you – share if you must.

Double Chocolate Coconut Brownies (based on my Double Chocolate Brownies, created for Bob’s Red Mill)

Makes: 18-24 brownies, depending on how large you cut them; one 9×13 pan

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound Butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 3 oz. Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1.5 Tbsp Instant Espresso
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Shredded Coconut

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt the butter,  1/2 cup of the chocolate chips, and the unsweetened chocolate. Let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, mix eggs, coffee, vanilla, and sugar until combined.
  4. Stir in the chocolate mixture.
  5. Add in the coconut flour, baking powder, salt and stir until all the flour is incorporated.
  6. Fold in the other 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and the shredded coconut.
  7. Spread into a 9×13 pan.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 38-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

17 Responses to “Double Chocolate Coconut Brownies”

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    Alison — March 28, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Gosh, I love chocolate and coconut together. And brownies. Is there anything better?? I must have a dozen brownie recipes I want to try. And this one is being added to the list!

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    Kathryn — March 28, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Oh I must get my hands on some coconut flour! My dad eats a gluten free diet and loves coconut so I *have* to make these for him. Thanks for a great recipe.

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    Medeja — March 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

    It’s interesting using coconut flour for brownies. Anyway, brownies are always good.. and they look really delicious!

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    Lauren — March 28, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever thought to put brownies and coconut together. Why in the world have I not? :)

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    Amy B @ Second City Randomness — March 28, 2012 at 10:56 am

    That looks fantastic!

    I never really understood the icing on brownies or super cake-like brownies. I mean… that’s just chocolate cake. right?

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — March 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

    looks perfect :)

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    Erica — March 28, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I agree! Must find what you like! No nuts here… ruins them (IMO!!). Yours look great. I really like coconut, so I think its a great add in

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    stephanie @cookinfanatic — March 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    oh my goodness, these are so similar to the brownies that my good friend made me for my bday this year and i ADORED them… they were gone in a matter of days! yum yum yum!

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    Rose — March 28, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Saving this! My man loves a good brownie. Maybe I’ll whip this up and try to impress him :)

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    Sally @ sally's baking addiction — March 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    i’m convinced. i need to buy coconut flour STAT. these look heavenly, Brandi! i love the combination of coconut and chocolate.

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    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles — March 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I don’t know why, but I hardly ever make brownies (can’t even remember the last time I did). I love them though, so I’m not sure why I steer clear. The combo of chocolate and coconut always wins me over, so these look delicious!

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    SueP — March 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Brandi, you are seriously killing me with these. What an awesome idea, double chocolate, double coconut, double chin brownies. Or is that just me? :)

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles — March 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I love that you made these with coconut flour!! I have some in my cupboard that I’ve been waiting for the perfect recipe for it :D Chocolate and coconut is such a delicious combo, I’ve got to try these :D

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    Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola — March 28, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Omg I’ve never had coconut brownies before but these look perfectly fudgey just like brownies should be!! I cannot wait to make these soon and love that they are GF too so everyone can enjoy them! YUM!

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    Teacher Girl — March 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Girl, you are killing me with all these scrumptious desserts in a row! I love coconut and I love brownies so I think I will have to make these soon for sure!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    *drool* what a great combination of flavors in a brownie..loveeee

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    Shannon — April 2, 2012 at 1:45 am

    MMmmmmm, totally trying these out :)

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