It’s probably old news by now that I have a thing for chocolate. I mean I try and incorporate it in every way I am able to, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert of course. If only it provided all of the nutrients I needed as well. I bring up the topic of chocolate because as Valentine’s Day approaches it’s pretty much everywhere you turn. It’s the candy of the holiday. Though I am definitely not one to complain, I can be known to over do it, so I prefer to make a healthier (but still yummy) option available at my finger tips. This particular brownie/cookie recipe works well in several ways. I mean as it’s a combination cookie and brownie in one that’s a no brainer in itself. Not only is this also a no guilt treat for you but it doubles as a great gift for family, friends or a significant other! So step away from the box of chocolates in the candy isle and instead mix up a batch of this quick tasty treat. For the full effect you can even make them into heart shapes and wrap in a cute little gift box! Now who wouldn’t want to open that kind of box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day? Caution, those who open may not be willing to share so you’d better make extra!
Coconut Brownie Cookies
Makes: 12 cookies/Cook time: 20 minutes
- 1/3 c coconut flour
- ¼ c cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 flax eggs*
- 3 tbsp coconut milk
- ¼ c honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 c dairy-free chocolate chips
- 1/3 c shredded unsweetened coconut
- optional: gf/paleo friendly powdered sugar (I use Mrs. Roben’s Corn Free Powdered Sugar)
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease with coconut oil or line a baking sheet and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine.
- In a separate smaller bowl, mash banana (some small lumps are okay).
- Add in flax eggs, coconut milk, honey and vanilla and mix together until combined. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and continue to mix until thoroughly combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips and coconut.
- Using a tablespoon, drop cookies onto baking sheet. At this point you can mold into a heart shape if desired.
- Bake 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool before sprinkling on powdered sugar.
*One Flax Egg equals one tablespoon of raw flax seeds combined with one tablespoon of water. Mix both flax eggs in a small separate bowl to soak while you prep the other ingredients.