Freedom Brownies Recipe
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These clean eating freedom brownies are wonderful, grain-free brownies!!
A reader on Facebook forwarded a recipe to me thinking I might enjoy a new type of brownie. A brownie made with coconut flour!
Not being one to turn down a good brownie, I took a peek at the recipe. It looked lovely, and with butter, it would have been clean. But since I’m not eating any dairy at the moment, I had to make a change in the source of fat for these. And because I did that, I had to have more egg to help it bind. I also like a heavier vanilla flavor so….. well…. you get the idea. I changed the recipe.
But my, oh my….what a great treat! Something I absolutely needed for my sanity today…
P.S. – These are gluten-free, dairy-free, AND grain-free! Oh, and did I mention they are DA-ANG good!!????
But it’s also only fair to say that even though these are called “Freedom Brownies”, that doesn’t mean they are free of calories. These are definitely a once-in-a-while treat.
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Freedom Brownies Recipe
Freedom Brownies Recipe
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- 5 large eggs
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract, non sugar added
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut flour and cocoa powder.
- Whisk in the coconut oil, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Blend well.
- Pour batter into a greased baking dish (mine was about 7×11), and bake at 350 F. for about 30 minutes.
- Allow to cool. This is important because they tend to fall apart easily when warm, making it difficult to get them out of the pan.
This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 3/14/15.
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They are in the oven! I can already tell by licking the batter they are going to be great! I tried some avacado brownie recipe a few days ago and what a let down…I only trust your taste buds now lady!! Thanks for the awesome recipe!!
Dian – Haha!! Well I hope you enjoy them. 😀
Can I use gluten-free flour instead of coconut flour?
Madison – You can, but you’ll have to use more of it. I don’t know what the conversions are, but coconut flour is very “thirsty” stuff. If you did equal amounts, you would have something closer to soup rather than batter.
Hi! So I’m wondering if you think substituting stevia for maple syrup would be a bad idea? I’m sure it wouldn’t be the same. Not doing sugar for another week, but thought it might be worth a try. Dairy free, gluten free and sugar free is a tough combo when it comes to good desserts. 😉
Page – You probably could, but you’d have to figure out how to make up the difference in the liquid.
Page – Sure! Let me know how they turn out and what changes you made!
Can i substitute the maple syrup with honey ??
Cherrie – Yes, but the level of sweetness will go up.
I used cacao instead of cocoa. My brownies were very thin (1/4 inch) and cooked in less than 15 minutes. Not sure why. Figured i would stack a few and put some kind of filling in between slices.
Wendy – It’s possible you used a bigger baking dish than I did. That would be my guess.
As soon as I added the coconut oil, it hardened and everything clumped up. I had to throw away the whole batch. Can you recommend another oil?
Jennifer – That’s okay! Just mix it the best you can and bake it. It will melt in the oven just fine.
Followed the recipe to the tee, even baked it 8 min less. Came out like cake brownies. Very disappointed since I wanted chewy…
Bella – I’m sorry you didn’t care for them. 🙁
Wondering if I can sub agave for the maple sugar?
Jill – You can, but it won’t be clean. Agave is highly processed stuff.
Hi Tiffany! Just put brownies in oven. Can’t wait! I have a question about the blending. Do you mean by hand or with a blender, because when I added the coconut oil it started to solidify, making it hard to blend and lumpy. Is this normal for it to go into pan slightly lumpy??
Michele – That’s normal. Just blend it the best you can. You will definitely have lumps. But it’s nice if you can get those lumps broken up a bit.
Ok Tiffiany! These are DELICIOUS!!! I left them in my glass pan, and put them in the fridge. I think they are even better cold. When the coconut oil solidifies, it makes me think that I am biting into choc chips. Ha Thank you for another great recipe!!!!
Michele – My pleasure! So happy you enjoyed them! 😀
Mine came out with almost like an eggy layer at the bottom like it had all separated 🙁
Emily – Oh no!!! Something definitely went wrong there. Did you mix well enough?
Made these today!! So Yummy!!
Lauren B – I’m so happy you enjoyed it!
These recipes all sound great however…. I hav a severe coconut allergy… so eating these clean recipes have been difficult. Is there anything you would recommend for switching out the coconut oil and coconut flour for?
Lisa – Maybe this one will work better for you? https://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-brownies/
You have the patience of Job! I read many comments and noticed a lot of repetitive questions. You were very gracious to reply each time. I’m just urging folks to take a moment and read before they ask! Great, informative website. Glad I stumbled onto it! Definitely bookmarked. Is there a link to your cookbook? Thanks!
Michelle – Haha! Thanks. 🙂 If you look up at the top at the main navigation area, you’ll see the “cookbooks” link at the top. Once there, you can filter by clicking on the black text for either ebooks or published books. Thanks!
Hi do you have the calorie count on these brownies? I’m using them for my nutrition project and am citing you as a source!
Geet – Sorry, no. You would have to plug the recipe into an online recipe calculator. MyFitnessPal.com has a really easy one. Good luck with your project!
Hi there! I just finally tried this recipe today! I baked it for my husband for our Fathers Day dessert! It tastes yummy! I’m sure the kids will love this too! Thanks for sharing ! By the way, I shared it on my blog as well and linked back to you at learn2livelife.com.
Thanks a million!
Ria – Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing it! I’m so happy you all enjoyed it! 😀
Hi! Can’t wait to try this. Do you have any sense for whether or not they would freeze well?
Jenn – I haven’t tried, but I think they might do okay. Just make sure they are packed air-tight. 🙂
These brownies are really good! I did melt my coconut oil before adding it to the batter and wound up added pecan pieces to the mix, too! Almost makes you think of an Almond Joy bar when eating them! Baked mine in a 9×9 for 30 min., which was perfect.
C – Yay!!! I’m so happy you enjoyed them! Pecans sound like a delicious addition! 🙂