Coconut Brownies-rich, fudgy brownies made with coconut oil and topped with shredded coconut! The coconut and chocolate combo is divine!
We leave for Hawaii this week and I am already in a tropical state of mind. The problem is my to do list is still a mile long. I have a lot to do before we get on that airplane! To help motivate me, I made Coconut Brownies. I figured the coconut in the brownies would remind me of Hawaii and help me check some things off my to do list. I have eaten three brownies and they make think of Hawaii, but they don’t motivate me to get off the couch and tackle my to do list. Oops! At least I have delicious brownies to eat while I procrastinate:)
I am a huge coconut fan. I love it in just about everything. I also love brownies. They are one of my all-time favorite desserts. I know they aren’t fancy, but I don’t need fancy. I just need a rich, fudgy brownie and I am all smiles.
I decided to combine my two loves and make Coconut Brownies! I used coconut oil in the brownie batter and topped the brownies with shredded coconut.
The brownies are super rich and fudgy, just the way I like them, and the coconut addition makes the brownies extra special. The coconut on top gets slightly toasted in the oven and creates a delightful top to the chocolaty brownies. I think I have a new favorite brownie recipe.
I have already eaten three Coconut Brownies and I see a few more in my near future. I am still hoping that they will motivate me to get ready for our Hawaii trip. I have Hawaii on the brain, but in my mind I am already relaxing on the beach. I better wake up and do laundry and pack my suitcase so I can get there. A few more brownies should do the trick! 🙂
I wish you could all come with us to Hawaii, but since you can’t, enjoy a Coconut Brownie. They will take you to your own little dessert paradise!
- Prep Time
- 15 minutes
- Total Time
- 50 minutes
- 24 brownies
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups Dutch-process cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup coconut oil melted
- 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 4 large eggs slightly beaten
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 cups coconut flakes divided
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9″ x 13″ pan and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine melted coconut oil with sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add in the eggs and stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla and coconut extracts.
Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Stir until batter is smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and 1 cup of coconut.
Pour the batter into prepared pan. Top batter with remaining coconut.
Bake the brownies for about 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, or with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it. Remove pan from the oven and cool on a rack before cutting and serving.