Honey I’m Home Coconut Fudge Brownies + Giveaway!

August 29, 2011 · 43 comments

My husband has worked in television for over 20 years.  With the hurricane affecting the state we live in, he had to work all weekend.  It is funny, after 17 years, we are totally okay with weird hours in our life.

So while he was working, I was making him a fun sweet treat!

I am still learning how to make vegan and gluten free treats.  It is not easy at first, and so different from everyday baking.  I am a determined woman, and always get what I want.  So I will have perfect vegan and gluten free treats on the first try in the future!  For the brownies, I had to give them a second shot, they have a VERY interesting batter….delicious….and interesting!

I found a beautiful recipe on my favorite pastime… Twitter!  The blog is Love Food Eat, and she made Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownies.  I completely changed the recipe, and made it my own.  I wanted to incorporate coconut flour and coconut oil.

I had the opportunity to review coconut flour from Tropical Traditions.  Coconut flour -“Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour is high in dietary fiber and protein, and is gluten-free. Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour can be added to standard wheat-based recipes to add extra fiber, by substituting 10-30% of the grain-based flour with our coconut flour. Some recipes, such as muffins and quick breads, can be accomplished with 100% Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour and therefore be 100% gluten-free!”

The original recipe was with whole wheat flour.  I really wanted to go gluten free, but could have had whole wheat flour and some coconut flour added.  Explore, and have fun with the recipe!

Vegan Gluten Free Coconut Fudge Brownies

1 ½ cups coconut flour

¾ cup tapioca flour

2 cups brown sugar

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ milk chocolate chips

½ cup coconut oil

¾ cup canola oil

1 ¼ cup water

4 tsp apple cider vinegar

½ cup ripe banana mashed

Chocolate sauce

½ cup milk chocolate chips

2 tsp coconut oil

Directions -

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

In a medium bowl – mix together brown sugar, coconut oil, canola oil, water, apple cider vinegar, and mashed banana.

In separate bowl – mix together coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.

Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, and chocolate chips.  Do not over mix batter.  You may find you need more liquid, so add more water or oil.

Note-I had to make the recipe a second time, because I did not mix the wet separate from dry, and did not have enough liquid in the batter.  I also found that when I kept mixing the batter together, it was getting thicker and thicker.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes depending on oven.

For fun – I melted chocolate chips, and coconut oil, and slathered all on top of the brownies.

They are a bit crumbly honestly, but really dense, and full of chocolate happiness!

If you had a chance to enjoy the gluten free Rhubarb Crisp I shared on Friday, then you will remember I am hosting a giveaway, WOO HOO!  I wanted to give you all a chance to enter to win a 32 oz jar of coconut oil!

 

I decided to give you more chances to win this delicious bottle!  I will share one more recipe on by Thursday.  On the next recipe, I will also announce the winner of the giveaway!  What better way to enjoy a giveaway, you can also have lovely recipes to get you started!  On the Rhubarb Crisp post, I also shared several coconut oil recipes, I hope you enjoy them!

To enter the giveaway please share with me that you have done each of these choices in a separate message.  It will give you more chances to win this delicious treat!

1. Tell me are you a chocolate lover, or chocolate hater?

2. “Like” me on my Cafe Terra Facebook page.

3. Follow me on Twitter @CafeTerraBlog

4. Follow Tropical Traditions on Facebook.

5. Follow @troptraditions on Twitter

6. For a  bonus, sign up to receive my blog posts in your email box, and Follow me on Google Friend Connect up on the right side of the screen.

Good Luck!

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

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  • http://twitter.com/nella22 Marnely Rodriguez

    Oh my bacon god. Those brownies look AMAZING. No joke, they look tooo good. I am wondering, would these ship well? Let’s trade some baked goods in the mail when I get there. Heck, I’d pay for these! YUM.

  • http://www.yummychunklet.wordpress.com Yummychunklet

    That is an amazingly sweet treat! And the fact it’s gluten-free is pretty snazzy!

  • http://thefooddoctor.wordpress.com/ sawsan

    That looks like a wonderful treat

  • http://thefooddoctor.wordpress.com/ sawsan

    I am a chocolate lover :)

  • http://thefooddoctor.wordpress.com/ sawsan

    and I already follow you on facebook

  • Tina@flourtrader

    I believe that the words dense, fudgey and coconut have sold me on these brownies.  Delicious post, Terra!

  • http://juniakk.blogspot.com Junia @ mis pensamientos

    ooo how did it taste? did it come out as rich and fudgy as the normal kind? usually with gf baking, i find that the texture is just different….(vegan baking is fine usually!) :). wonderful recipe terra! and yay for #vegangfbaking! 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you Junia for the comment on my Fudge Brownies! They were heaven! Really moist, full of chocolate flavor, with a great coconut after taste!  The recipe was dry at first, but I made it again, and then I had a really moist recipe.  I would definitely make them again:-) Love and Hugs, Terra

  • domestic diva

    I am definitely a chocolate lover.  And these brownies look fab.  I’ll have to try them.

  • http://twitter.com/bakerstreet29 BakerStreet

    Looks rich and gooey. All that a brownie should be. I haven’t tried baking brownies with coconut flour. Bookmarked. Will try soon.

  • http://twitter.com/bakerstreet29 BakerStreet

    Looks rich and gooey. All that a brownie should be. I haven’t tried baking brownies with coconut flour. Bookmarked. Will try soon.

  • http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com Averie

    omg those look insanely good!!!!

    i have coconut flour, coconut oil and everything else to make these.  vegan, gf, and made w/ coconut products..love it!

    as far as the giveaway, i like you on FB, like TT on FB, twitter folllow TT too

  • Meghan

    I love chocolate!

  • Meghan

    I Follow @troptraditions on Twitter @immortalb4:twitter

  • Tpicoriello

    I like you on Facebook Cafe Terra.

  • Tpicoriello

    I follow Cafe Terra blog on Twitter. thanks, for the recipes! yum!

  • Tpicoriello

    I have already subscribe to get blog posts by email from your blog. Love it. Thanks

  • Tpicoriello

    I follow Tropical  Traditions on Facebook.

  • Tpicoriello

     I follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter.

  • Tpicoriello

     I am a chocoholic have been all my life! LOVE IT  anything and everything CHOCOLATE!!!!!!

  • http://bigfatbaker.com BigFatBaker

    I have been dying to try the TT coconut flour! Now I feel like I have more of an excuse to buy it, I have to make these brownies ;) I am most definitely a chocolate lover. Great giveaway too!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the comment on my Fudge Brownie post! You definitely need to try coconut oil, it is AMAZING!!! This recipe is just fun, and well my hubby said it is addictive too:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/Food_Je_tAimee Aimee White

    Hi Terra! These look gorgeous.

    Love seems too…too… light a word for chocolate. Lust might be more appropriate? Then again, it’s a deep, abiding, long-term relationship we have. I guess how I feel about chocolate is a combination of the two, then. What I hope marriage will be like? ;) A chocolatey marriage. Yes.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Aimee you made me giggle on your comment on my Fudge Brownies:-)  I wish I loved chocolate as much as you, but every time I try, I then reach for something fruity…weird I know! Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/Food_Je_tAimee Aimee White

    I already like (love) you on Facebook! :)

  • http://twitter.com/Food_Je_tAimee Aimee White

    I already follow you on Twitter, too…

  • http://twitter.com/Food_Je_tAimee Aimee White

    I’ve just gone and liked Tropical Traditions on Facebook!

  • http://bigfatbaker.com BigFatBaker

    I follow you on Twitter (@BigFatBaker:twitter )

  • http://twitter.com/Food_Je_tAimee Aimee White

    And NOW I’m following them on Twitter. (I’m desperate for some coconut oil! I can’t find it here! My local Asian grocer ran out and they were sent Almond Oil instead… no coconut oil in sight for weeks, possibly months! Sob!)

  • BigFatBaker

    I follow @TropicalTraditions:twitter 

  • BigFatBaker

    I like you on Facebook 

  • BigFatBaker

    I like Tropical Traditions on Facebook

  • shala_darkstone

    I am a big chocolate lover!
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

  • shala_darkstone

    I “like” your Facebook page (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

  • shala_darkstone

    I follow you on Twitter (shala_darkstone).
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

  • http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com Carolyn

    You ARE having fun with the gluten free and the coconut recipes.  keep up the good work!  I am all for it ;)

  • Liz

    Those look like some spectacular brownies!!! Rich and delicious!!! We ALL love chocolate at our house :)

  • Kita

    Just had to say nothing tops a delicious fudgey brownie and these look outstanding!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you Kita!! They were so fun, and the brownies did not last long in my house, LOL! Hugs, Terra

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  • http://ricekernel.wordpress.com/ Rice kernel

    Yum!  Just looking for a vegan fudge brownie recipe.  This sounds delicious and perfect.  Thank you!

  • http://erecipe.com/recipes/show/id/2686 Raquel

    I just get addicted to your blog I scrolled your other post and this seems to be my favorite.

  • The Peace Patch

    I know this was posted awhile ago, but just a note for vegans who make these…regular milk chocolate chips are not vegan.

    You can use vegan chocolate chips
    http://store.veganessentials.com/vegan-chocolate-chips-by-divvies-p2920.aspx
    or chop up rice milk chocolate bars
    http://store.veganessentials.com/terra-nostra-organic-rice-milk-chocolate-bar-p1066.aspx
    The recipe looks delicious…definitely worth a try! Thanks!

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