A Healthier Twist on Brownies
Brownies are one of the best treats out there (don't @ me about that!). They are chocolatey goodness that really hit my sweet tooth in the best way. While I do love my One-Bowl Brownie recipe, I wanted to try out a healthier version of brownies to see if they tasted as good.
These are slightly more work than my One-Bowl Brownie recipe, but trust me, they are worth the process.
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + an additional 2/3 cup
5 tbsp coconut oil
2/3 cup sugar (coconut, white, or brown)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cups of flour (almond, oat, or coconut)
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I used my Dutch-processed cocoa powder)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper or use nonstick spray. In a small saucepan, gently melt 2/3 cup chocolate chips and coconut oil over low heat until smooth and glossy. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
In a small bowl, whisk sugar and eggs together until slightly lighter in colour. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients - flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
Slowly whisk the egg/sugar mixture into the saucepan of melted chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla and mix in.
Stir in the dry ingredients and fold until just mixed. Fold in the additional chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth surface.
Bake for 15-20 minutes (depending on your oven) or until edges are set and the centre is ever so slightly underdone. Allow the pan to cool before slicing.