Mocha Coconut Brownies

"OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS AMAZING"
(that's exactly what I thought to myself when I was licking the dough from the spoon)

I'm actually being a little bit overconfident as I write this, because the truth is...the brownies are still in the oven and I've only tasted the dough!

I feel as though it's okay to make this assumption though. Seeing as the dough tastes amazing, and my nostrils are slowly getting very happy as the smell of beautiful chocolate and coconut starts to take over my house.

If you've taken a look at a few of my other coconut recipes in the "snacks", "Paleo" or "Recipe Index" categories, you will see that I love baking with coconut flour. It's high in Medium Chain Triglycerides coming from the saturated fat, and a super high source of fiber and protein! It's very filling. 

This recipe has no added sugar. I've used a blend of xylitol and stevia to sweeten this loaf, which don't spike your blood glucose levels. 

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Okay I wrote that before it was finished cooking. 

Now it's baked, cooled, and in my tummy :)

The chocolate-y flavour of this cake is rich, but not too overwhelming because there is VERY little sugar. The coffee grinds are added to enhance the flavour of the cocoa, so it's the perfect additive when making something chocolate.

Here's what you've all been waiting for:

Chocolate Coconut Loaf


Ingredients:

3/4 C coconut flour
5 eggs
1/2 C apple sauce
20 drops stevia
1/4 C xylitol
1/3 C cocoa powder
1 tsp maca powder
2 tsp coffee grinds


Directions:


Preheat the oven to 350° and grease a loaf pan with coconut oil.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour, xylitol, cocoa, coffee grinds, and maca powder. Gently whisk out the clumps if there are any. 

In a small bowl, crack the eggs and whisk. Add the stevia and applesauce

Add the eggs and apple sauce into the dry ingredient bowl and still using the whisk, keep blending until there are no clumps left. The batter will be like a really wet cookie dough, and thats okay! Coconut flour is weird, it takes some time to get used to!

Spread dough in loaf pan until even. Bake for 23 minutes.

Cut into small squares and enjoy :)







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