Using coconut sugar in desserts can be a great alternative in your baking. If you're on the road to using sweeteners like coconut sugar, than definetely try this recipe for coconut sugar brownies! The brownies are delicious and come out tasting gooey and rich just like a brownie should.
If you're new to baking with coconut sugar, or just have a few questions than head over to this post on Baking With Coconut Sugar. Be sure to look through the comments for questions from other readers.
Now onto the chocolate!
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or coconut oil
- 2 cups coconut sugar (sugar can be used in place of the coconut sugar if desired)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour or gluten free baking mix (omit baking powder if your baking mix includes it)
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup nuts (we love pecans and walnuts) or 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan then set aside.
- Melt the butter or coconut oil in the microwave or on the stovetop. Remove the pan from the microwave or stove top and stir in the sugar and vanilla.
- Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating until mixed. Add in the cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt and mix just until smooth. Fold in nuts or chocolate chips if using.
- Pour mixture into greased 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes or until the brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.
- Remove from heat and allow brownies to cool before cutting into squares. (Cut into 24 squares if using 9x13, 12 squares for an 8x8 inch pan).
This recipe can easily be halved. Bake in an 8x8 inch pan for 25-30 minutes. Using gluten free flour will yield a more cake like brownie.
Recipe Adapted From Hersheys
just wondering if I can use another type of flour??
Absolutely! I just made these with a gluten free flour blend.
I've recently started substituting sugar in recipes. Looking forward to trying this one. Have you done any baking with oat flour?
Yes, I've done lot's of baking with oat flour and love it! It works really well when substituted in recipes calling for flour.
J. J. Sandfer
Made these brownies with spelt flour and came out perfectly! I reduced the sugar to just 1 cup and it was just as sweet. 2 cups, I think, is too much. This recipe is a keeper.
So glad you liked them! Thanks for taking the time to let me know you liked them. THey are one of my favorite recipes!
Oh my goodness! I was craving brownies but my daughter can't have wheat or cane sugar at the moment. These are so easy and so delicious! I may never make "regular" brownies again. The gluten free flour does make cakey brownies but that is just fine with us. The only trouble is not eating the whole pan today.
So glad you liked them! I have used the gluten free flour and it does dry it out a little. Unfortunately. But yes, still delicious and so glad that you enjoyed them.
Hi can I use almond meal instead of flour, and half applesauce for the butter.
You can absolutely try it! Let me know how it turns out!
These were great! I used 1 cup coconut sugar and less than a cup of coconut oil. Also, I used tapioca flour with a little bit of almond flour, and added dark chocolate chips- delicious! Thank you!
Awesome, so glad that they turned out for you!
Used Bob's Red Mill stone ground pastry flour, pecans and cacao butter. Went crazy and combined coconut sugar, shredded coconut and chopped pecans then sprinkled that on top. The consistency and internal texture was perfect. The sweetness was perfect. This is the best brownie recipe I've ever made. Melting the oil in its sugar with vanilla is incredible. After mixing it all together and pouring it into the pan, the consistency looked perfect. I knew they were going to come out perfect.
I'm so glad that you loved the brownies! They are my favorites to make when a chocolate craving hits! Glad you enjoyed them and thanks for sharing your cooking tips!
Best brownie recipe I've found! The taste, texture and sweetness is perfect. Already made these several times. This time I split the recipe into two pans. Topped one with coconut, pecans, mixed in cacao butter and cream cheese for like an earthquake brownie thing then used almond flour and swirled almond butter into the other then topped that with coconut and almonds for an almond joy brownie. The base recipe is better, but they're were great for nostalgia. Thanks again.
So glad that you enjoyed the recipe! I LOVED some of the toppings that you chose. I'm definetely going to have to try some of them next time I make these! Thanks for sharing!
I made these exactly according to your recipe. They are fabulous! After I told everyone they were gluten free and no white sugar, everyone went and got seconds.
Thank you so much for reaching out! I'm so glad that everyone enjoyed them! They are a favorite!
These are delicious mine came out a little to fudge and moist. Should I use less coconut oil? Thanks
Yes you can use less coconut oil if you would like. Thanks! Traci