Coconut oil creates a chewy texture with a subtle coconut flavor that perfectly complements rich chocolate flavor.
Whenever I crave something sweet, you can rest assured that chocolate will be involved. About once a month, I crave chocolate brownies or the perfect chocolate chip cookie. (If I’m baking lemon bars or hermit bars, likely I’m trying to get on the good side of my mommy or husband.)
Recently I hosted a Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Giveaway and got to sample over 10 of their most popular GF products. My favorite so far? Their Gluten Free Brownie Mix. This is not a sponsored post, I simply can’t get over the deep chocolate flavor and perfect chewy texture. And of course now that I’ve jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon, I take any opportunity I can get to swap out butter with coconut oil.
Why the coconut oil love? Here’s the deal: yes, coconut oil contains saturated fat but not all saturated fats are created equal. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid which has been shown to provide a whole host of health benefits including boosting heart health, promoting weight loss and supporting your immune system.
Chewy Chocolate Gluten Free Brownies
- 1 package gluten free brownie mix (such as Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup warm water
- ¾ cup coconut oil (melted)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 13×9 baking dish with non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl, add the brownie mix, egg, warm water, coconut oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes using a stand or handheld mixer. (You could also just use a whisk and work your arm muscles!)
- Stir in coffee grinds and chopped walnuts then pour into baking dish.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool completely before slicing into 16 pieces.
I wish this brownie mix came sugar free as I can’t have sugar in my diet. This way I could add xylitol or honey or stevia.
Hi Susan – I found a gluten free, sugar free brownie recipe that looks good! I’m sure you could find more but hopefully this helps: http://intoxicatedonlife.com/2013/03/30/rich-delicious-gluten-free-sugar-free-brownies/ :)
Thank you for including the nutritional information!
You’re very welcome!!
I’ve used that Udis mix before. It’s so yummy and I made mine almost the exact same way, except I processed my own coconut flakes to make my own “butter”. If I ever made it again, I would follow yours and just use melted coconut oil instead to make it easier. I love Udis products so much.
That’s so cool that you made your own coconut butter!! Very impressive! I love Udi’s too!!
I love Bob’s red mill products :) and I love that these brownies are “reduced guilt” ;) they look so fudgy and yummy!
I’m all about reduced guilt brownies. :)
Oh I have been dying to try that Bob’s Red Mill mix. It looks so deeeelish! Next shopping trip I am picking that up fo sho!
You will love it Stefanie!!
I very much appreciate all of your extensive research on the post-consumption-of-coconut-oil-brownie-guilt syndrome.
Your willingness to go above and beyond for your readers is striking.
Thanks for a tasty-looking recipe!
LOL!!!!!! That’s what I’m here for – thanks for the laugh!