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Fudge Brownies

Well hello there!  After a 14 hour work day yesterday, I wanted to go home and indulge in brownies and red wine.  I resisted the urge to scarf only because it was late and sleep was just oh-so much more appealing,  I also hoped to avoid this scenario…

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The ability to resist such temptation is rare as I have a slight addiction to chocolate; more specifically brownies.  I have no real shame about this addiction.  I love, love, love making my own brownies (can you tell I love them?) because I know they are loaded with all sorts of healthy things rather than artificial sweeteners and over-processed gluten filled flour like most.

This is probably one of my favorite brownie recipes, so please give it a try!  And if you’re not a fan of coconut, feel free not to leave it out, so that you’re not missing out on all this goodness.

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Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies or… Coconut Plantain Brownies (Vegan, Gluten Free)

(serves 8)


  • 1/2c oat flour (ground gluten free oats)
  • 1/2 cacao powder (sub carob powder if you’d like; I do!)
  • 1/8t uncut stevia
  • 1/4c maple syrup
  • 3T coconut oil
  • 1 ripe plantain (pureed)
  • 1/3c shredded coconut (omit if you really don’t like coconut, but how sad…)
  • 1/4t baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2T vanilla extract
  • 1/2T rum or rum extract (just use another 1/2T vanilla if you’re rum-less)
  • 1/4c dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 2T almond milk 


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Preheat over to 350F.  Line a loaf pan with parchment paper; or double the recipe and line an 8×8″ baking pan.

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Stir together dry ingredients.  Mix in wet ingredients and stir in chocolate chips.

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Pour batter into lined pan and bake 25 min.  Let cool then devour… you can’t not, they’re delicious!

The brownies are thick and fudgy, and not cake-like at all.  Brownies should not be cakey—that’s what cake is for, right?  And with every tasty bite, you can be happy knowing that you’re eating wholesome ingredients cleverly disguised as one of the best desserts on the planet.  Awesome.

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If you’re in a pinch, or don’t want an entire tray of brownies sitting out (I don’t know why you wouldn’t), try these Date Night Brownies.

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