Tropical Traditions is one of my favorite places to check out for all sorts of wonderful organic products!
I’ve been working on expanding my know how on cooking and baking meals for my family that are healthy. So I’ve had my eye on Tropical Traditions coconut flour for sometime.
I was able to review their great coconut flour and love that this flour is gluten free and very low in carbohydrates! It’s also a great source or fiber and protein too! If you look up recipes using coconut flour online you’ll find some really tasty sounding ones like the Gluten Free Coconut Waffle Mix recipe I came across as well as the coconut brownie recipe which my family and friends have fallen in love with!
These Coconut Flour brownies were such a hit with my family and friends that they are permanently going to be added to my recipe binder as future desserts to bake. I’m going to share the recipe here too so others can try it out! The best thing I can compare them to would be a sweet savoring almond joy bar as the texture isn’t quite what you’d expect in a brownie.
Coconut Flour Brownies
- 1 8 oz. box cream cheese softened
- ½ cup butter (1 stick) softened
- 1 cup coconut flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup walnuts chopped
- Coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush both sides and bottom of 11×7 pan with coconut oil.
Whip butter, sugar, and cream cheese with electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, scrape bowl after each addition. Add coco powder, and heavy cream; beat well. Add eggs one at a time and whip until the mixture looks like a smooth, creamy, fluffy chocolate pudding Add flour and vanilla to the chocolate mixture and whip on medium speed and then turn up to high speed and beat until mixture becomes stiff and color becomes a little paler.
Pour chocolate mixture into prepared pan and sprinkle chopped nuts on top and pat nuts gently into batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. When done, place pan on wire rack and cool completely. Enjoy!!
TIPS: These brownies taste best a day later so if you’re making them for company dessert, bake them the day before and when cool, cover the top of the pan with aluminum foil and refrigerate.
If you want to get a little fancy, melt 2oz of bittersweet chocolate and cool. Meanwhile, get a little zip lock bag and pour the cooled chocolate inside and snip a little hole in one corner and give the bag a little squeeze while drizzling over the brownies. Have fun!!
VARATIONS: Coconut Flour Cocoa Banana Brownies: Make brownies as recipe follows but add 3 large mashed bananas to chocolate mixture and mix together before baking.
Chocolate Muffins: Make as directed but place batter in muffin cups and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
I encourage you to check out the Tropical Traditions website. Not only do they sell their own organic coconut flour, but they also carry coconut oils, palm shortening (no trans fats), organic flours, sweeteners and nut butters. You can also find more coconut flour recipes at their recipe site, FreeCoconutRecipes.com.
If you purchase Tropical Traditions coconut flour or any other product from their site, then be sure to use my customer number at checkout. This will get you a FREE book with your order, titled: “Virgin Coconut Oil: How it Has Changed People’s Lives and How it can Change Yours.” At checkout, underneath, “How Did You Hear About Us?”, pull the drop down box to “Referred by a Friend”. Then a box will appear to type in the User ID of the friend (me) who referred you. This number is 5542476. A $25 book, free with your purchase!
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