Chocolate Coconut Brownies
Hello Dolly meets chewy fudgy brownies! These gluten-free, dairy-free brownies are nut-free and so sweet and delicious.
Cook time: 25-30 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup vegan butter (I have used Earth Balance and Vegan Becel)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 large eggs
2 tsp gluten-free vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup white rice flour
1/8 tsp xanthan gum
Sprinkle of sea salt
1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chunks or chips
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using parchment paper, line a square 8x8 (or 9x9) baking dish.
2) Blend sugar, vegan butter, and oil together. Add eggs and vanilla, and blend for a minute.
Add cocoa, white rice flour, xanthan gum, salt, and a 1/2 cup of dairy-free chocolate chips. Stir ingredients together, do not over-mix, or brownies will become cakey.
3) Pour batter into a lined baking pan. Bake for about 25 minutes, taking the brownies out of the oven after 15 minutes to sprinkle 1/4 cup of shredded coconut and 1/4 cup of dairy-free chocolate chips on top. Return brownies to the oven and bake for the remaining 10-15 minutes. These brownies are also great without the coconut garnish.
4) Remove from the oven and let brownies sit in the pan until cool.
Don't over-stir brownies! They will become cakey.
Eggs are important in this recipe!