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Coconut Flour Brownies (Rich & Fudgy)

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These are the best Coconut Flour Brownies! They are made with just 7 simple ingredients, and are decadent enough to serve at a party. No one would be able to guess that they are naturally-sweetened and gluten-free!

3 coconut flour brownies stacked

Is Coconut Flour Good For Baking?

Coconut flour is a great option for baking. It’s perfect for situations when you want to make something light and fluffy, while keeping a recipe gluten-free and grain-free.

Coconut flour is not the best choice if you want a dense and chewy baked item– like chocolate chip cookies. In that case, I’d recommend working with almond flour, which is another grain-free flour option. My Almond Flour Brownies and Almond Flour Cookies are also a big hit!

These coconut flour brownies are Paleo-friendly, and perfect for those who need an easy gluten-free dessert. (They’re dairy-free, too!)

How to Make the Brownies

These Coconut Flour Brownies couldn’t be easier to prepare. Just stir the ingredients together in 1 bowl, then pour into a pan and bake them for 30 minutes.

coconut flour brownie ingredients stirred in bowl

The hardest part of making these brownies is waiting for them to cool completely. I think they taste best when they have cooled all the way down to room temperature, which lets the flavor fully develop, so try to be patient before cutting into them.

They will make your whole house smell amazing!

Tips for Baking with Coconut Oil

These Coconut Flour Brownies are made with coconut oil, instead of butter, to keep them dairy-free. Because of that, it will be easiest to stir this batter together if you use room temperature eggs.

Eggs that are cold from the fridge might make the coconut oil solidify in the batter, making it thicker than you might expect a brownie batter to be.

thick brownie batter with chocolate chips added

Either way, these brownies will bake up perfectly well as long as you have no clumps in the brownie batter. For best results, I’d recommend stirring together the first 6 ingredients until no lumps remain, then add the melted coconut oil and stir quickly again until everything is smooth.

If the batter thickens up, it’s just fine!

brownie batter in glass pan baked

If you don’t need these brownies to be dairy-free, feel free to use melted butter instead of the coconut oil. The texture should be the same, either way!

What Else Can Coconut Flour Be Used For?

If you have a bag of coconut flour to use up, try one of my other coconut flour recipes below.

Keep in mind, that egg substitutes like flax eggs won’t work as well with coconut flour baked goods. If you need an egg-free recipe, check out my vegan recipes for ideas.

coconut flour brownie cut into squares

3 coconut flour brownies stacked
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Coconut Flour Brownies

These are the best Coconut Flour Brownies! They are made with just 7 simple ingredients and have a rich and fudgy texture. No one will guess that they are gluten-free & Paleo friendly!
Course Dessert
Cuisine paleo
Keyword coconut flour brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 107kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons coconut flour (42 grams; I use Bob's Red Mill brand)
  • 4 large eggs (200 grams; at room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder (28 grams; or cocoa powder)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar (158 grams; or other granulated sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (3 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (4 grams)
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil (68 grams)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (67 grams; optional; I use Enjoy Life brand)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. (I like to lightly spray the pan with oil first, then add the parchment paper so that it will stick in place.)
  • In a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, eggs, cacao powder, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Stir well until no lumps remain. (This is sometimes easier to mix using a whisk to help break up clumps.)
  • Add in the melted coconut oil, and stir again until the batter is smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips, if using.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes, or until the center doesn't wiggle when you gently shake the pan.
  • Let the coconut flour brownies cool completely in the pan, then slice them into 16 pieces and serve. Because these brownies are rich and moist, I recommend storing them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, for the best shelf life. Let them come to room temperature again before serving at a party, for the best flavor.

Notes

I have not tested an egg-free version of this recipe yet. Coconut flour works best with real eggs, so experiment at your own risk. Do not make substitutions for the flour, as they will not work out well. For more brownie recipes, be sure to search my website! There are plenty of egg-free and gluten-free brownies already tested and perfected for you here.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is for 1 of 16 brownies, and is just an estimate, not a guarantee.

If you try these coconut flour brownies, please leave a comment below and let me know what you think! If you make any modifications, I’d love to hear about those, too. We can all benefit from each other’s experiences!

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anTonella

Hi! I love your recipes!
Can I use almond flour instead of coconut flour?

Angelique DeSilva

Question: Do you think Flax eggs would work okay as a substitute for eggs in this recipe? Thanks for your response in advance!

    Megan Gilmore

    My guess is that they wouldn’t rise with flax eggs, or totally bake-through. So, if you’re okay with super-gooey brownies that might never set, then it’s worth experimenting with. In my experience, coconut flour doesn’t work very well with egg-free options, so I usually stick to other flours when I want something vegan. These brownies are already egg-free if you want to start here instead: https://detoxinista.com/gluten-free-brownies/

Ivana

I made this earlier today and let it cool and am trying not to eat it all!!!
So good! Great texture and taste!
Another fantastic recipe.
I just used brown sugar as I had no concur sugar left.
Divine!
Thanks girl!
@icannottakepictures

Betsy

Thank you for your delicious and easy recipes

A healthy and rich way of eating helps us all who carry a chef inside.

Penelope Lee

Hi

I’m waiting for my coconut flour brownies to cook and the smell is great! I love many of your recipes, but I was wondering if it would be too much to ask for Celsius temperatures for Fahrenheit, and centimetres for inches in your recipes please. I live in Australia and although I am old enough to remember imperial measurements(!), I now live in a metric world. Time to clear up the kitchen sink now while I wait for the brownies to cook.

Penny

Cyndy

Could I substitute sugar free sweetener for coconut sugar? Thanks!

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