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Coconut oil and cocoa brownie recipe

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This brownie recipe is so so so easy, and the results are amazing. This is definitely my favorite brownie recipe now, if only because I can use things I keep on hand, throw it together quickly, and have fantastic, fudge-y, gooey and rich brownies in less than an hour.

I have other brownie recipes I use quite a bit, but this one wins hands down. None of the others work as well when I use cocoa powder - these come out tasting like I used dark chocolate. Most other brownie recipes I've used that call for cocoa just don't taste chocolate-y enough and kinda blah. I might need to retire the others.

In this recipe, I use coconut oil and canola oil in place of the butter, and it could even be made vegan by using egg replacer! They turn out perfect every time, chewy on the sides and bottom, and like a rich fudge in the middle. :D
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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  • 5 tablespoons canola/veg oil
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil (unrefined!)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

You can also add 1/2 cup nuts if you like! And as far as cocoa powder, I've used both Hershey's and a nicer Ghirardelli cocoa - the Hershey's makes great brownies, but the nicer cocoa powders make the brownies so much more fantastic!

You'll need an 8x8 baking pan to make these in, and aluminum foil or parchment paper to line it. :) And an oven preheated to 325 F.

I originally found this recipe on smitten kitchen - but modified it so I can eat it! Butter and I don't play well, and adding coconut oil keeps the brownies nice and rich.

Step 2: Melt the oils, sugar, salt and cocoa powder together

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I do this by combining them all in a bowl and throwing it in the microwave for a minute. Once it's nice and hot, mix it together until it's very well combined - you don't want to see any lumps. It'll be pretty grainy at this point!
nanreally3 months ago

I made these today. Upon mixing, decided to add about 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, and 1/4 cup toasted chopped almonds. De-Lish!

I have added a secret ingredient mwaaaahuhauhauhauha!
loikkonen1 year ago
Mine are just in the oven. I didn't have coconut oil, so I used the same amount (5tbsp) of vegetable oil instead. It became a bit too "hard" and I couldn't spread it on the pan evenly, but I think it'll still become good :)
awesome :)
bajablue1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of coconut oil and it's health benefits so I buy EVCO by the bucketful.

Beautiful work, Jessy. These look delicious!!!
Mmmmm, brownies :D
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