Paleo Toasted Coconut Brownies (GF)
Paleo Toasted Coconut Brownies recipe. A healthier almond flour brownie flavored with freshly made toasted coconut.
Toasted coconut has been calling my name lately. I love the crunch, the hint of sweetness and the roasted toastiness of it.
So I put it into a brownie.
Well I actually put toasted coconut both inside and outside of a brownie and called them Paleo Toasted Coconut Brownies. 🙂
These Paleo Toasted Coconut Brownies are amazing!
They are fudgy, chocolatey, satisfying brownies full of the nice crunch and flavor of toasted coconut…
Topped with melted chocolate
And then topped with more toasted coconut!
And if that doesn’t sound good enough, these Paleo Toasted Coconut Brownies are cocoa powder based.
Cocoa powder = less calories.
1/3 cup of cocoa powder (which is the amount used here) is 65 calories.
1/3 cup of chocolate chips is 400 calories. (I’m looking at enjoy life mini chocolate chips; which is what I normally use in baking)
Not to knock brownies made of melted chocolate… we all know I love myself gooey brownies made of melted chocolate. One of my most favorite brownie go-tos are my Skinny Paleo Brownies.
BUUT it’s always nice to cut a bit of calories when you are adding a little something something to the brownie.
Like a little toasted coconut inside, and a little melted chocolate and toasted coconut on the outside!
That kind of something something. 🙂
I love how there is a toastiness infused into the flavor of these Paleo Toasted Coconut Brownies.
And I especially really love how there is an extra dimension of toasted coconut on top of them as well.
I had tried topping these with toasted coconut before baking and found that this didn’t work as I’d hoped.
So, I came up with the idea to melt a little bit of chocolate and slather it on top of the brownies. AND THEN to top the brownies in more toasted coconut.
It worked perfectly.
Other Paleo brownie recipes you may enjoy:
Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies (Paleo, GF)
Paleo Almond Butter and Jelly Brownies (Gluten-free, Grain-free)
Paleo Toasted Coconut Brownies (GF)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup + 2 tsp maple syrup , divided
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup enjoy life chocolate chips , divded
- 1/4 tsp coconut oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 in x 9 in pan and line the pan with parchment paper.
- Toast the shredded coconut –> Put 1 cup of shredded coconut and 2 tsp of maple syrup in a large frying pan and heat over medium heat. Mix everything together and then mix every so often until the coconut has toasted, about 3-5 minutes (could be more or less time depending on the heat of your stovetop).
- In a large bowl, mix olive oil, 1/2 cup maple syrup, and vanilla together with a whisk. Whisk in eggs.
- In another bowl, mix the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt with a fork.
- Mix the bowl of dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix.
- Fold in 3/4 cups of the toasted coconut and 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes, until the brownie pulls away from the edges of the pan. Remove from the oven, let sit for a few minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
- Melt ¼ cup of the chocolate chips with ¼ tsp coconut oil in the microwave. Drizzle the chocolate on top of the brownies and smooth over the top evenly with a knife. Top the chocolate with the remaining ¼ cup toasted coconut.
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42 Comments on “Paleo Toasted Coconut Brownies (GF)”
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There seems to be a step missing between 4 & 5.
after step 4 you have two bowls of ingredients, wet & dry. then in step 5 you are folding in coconut & choc chips.
no biggie for the bakers – however might trip up some newbies 😀
These look way richer than the brown rice brownies I made lasst week, looking forwarding to having them for dessert tonight, currently in the oven now!!
Ah yes! Thank you! I just added in the missing step. I hope you enjoy these! Let me know how they came out. 🙂
I don’t know why adding coconut to brownies has never crossed my mind, but it sounds amazing! I need to try these soon!
haha I know, I don’t know why it took me so long to do this either!
Ah!! Brownies are my weakness. These look so chewy and delicious!
These look delicious! And they honestly don’t even look paleo, that’s how rich they look! I’ll have to try this out 🙂
Yes, do try them!! I’ve found that you really can’t tell the difference when it comes to paleo vs non-paleo brownies.
This recipe actually looks delicious! A paleo diet has always interested me, i have to try this out this summer! Thanks for sharing!
Oh ya, you’ll find Paleo desserts really aren’t that different 🙂
Wow these look delicious! I’ve saved this to try later 🙂
🙂 🙂 🙂
These look AMAZING! I love toasted coconut on desserts!! Definitely going to try these!
Let me know if you try them!
Oh, my! These look divine. I know a few coconut lovers in my house who would go for these. 🙂
If they are coconut lovers, they will love these!
These are making my mouth water! I love the combo of chocolate and coconut. Yum!!
Happy to hear it!
I love brownies and you just made it even better by making them healthier for me. Thanks so muh!
? you are welcome!
Holy YUM! Those look fantastic!
just OMG these look incredible! Can’t wait to try them, especially since we have a couple of GF peeps in my house.
I love these! What a gorgeous addition to brownies; love the crunch it must add. Just amazing, I need to try these!
Oh my goodness these looks so good and delicious. Great Paleo recipe that I cant wait to try. Thanks for sharing it.
Wonderful recipe! These look so good, thanks for sharing.
I L O V E brownies!!! That looks so good. I’m ready! Added to my to do list this week.
These look oh so good and delish! And their healthy!! Can’t wait to try
These look delicious and decadent. I’m looking forward to a treat soon!
Oh those look so delicious! I can’t wait to try them.
Thanks!! They are deeeelightful!
Yum! These look amazing. I’ll be trying this one for sure.
Let me know how you like them!
These brownies look so good!! The combination of toasted coconut and chocolate sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!
🙂 🙂 🙂 You are welcome!
Oh my. You’ve struck again with a delicious healthy recipe. I’m really going to have to try these. Can you taste the olive oil or replace with coconut oil?
You can’t taste the olive oil at all! Just make sure you use an extra light colored one. Over the years, I have found that I prefer baking with it to coconut oil. But I’m sure you can use both interchangeably.
Fantastic brownies. Perfect flavors. So rich you only need one to feel like you’ve got your fill and taste of brownie. Great coconut mix that doesnt over power. Taste even better on day two or three. Thanks for making them!
Yummy. These brownies look so delicious! I can’t wait to try your version!!
Thanks Elaine 🙂 🙂 Chocolate and toasted coconut are certainly a weakness of mine.