There are few things that I like more than some good dark chocolate. I’d be lying if I said S and I didn’t split a bar of dark chocolate almost every night after dinner. But, we do, and this all goes back to my thoughts on a sustainable lifestyle. We LOVE chocolate and to do a “diet” that didn’t include it, would be unrealistic. Now I’m not saying to go out and eat all the chocolate, but having a small amount every night is less then terrible.
Through my cooking and baking journey, I have fumbled and tested through a bunch of recipes to find the balance between yummy chocolate goodness and not terrible for your health. I’m not going to call this brownie recipe “healthy” per say because I don’t want to mislead anyone, but it’s a heck of a lot more healthy your average run of the mill brownie. And it’s stuffed with some gooey dark chocolate, whole wheat flour, natural honey and coconut oil so I call it a win. And it’s my staple for all office parties, pot lucks etc. I’ve never met a person who didn’t like them 🙂 Without futher adieu…
Dark Chocolate Coconut Oil Brownies
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup cane sugar
- 1 1/2 cups melted coconut oil
- 6 eggs
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1 1/2 cups chopped dark chocolate
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 17×9 glass baking dish
- Whisk all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Once mixed add all wet ingredients and stir until just incorporated.
- Add chopped chocolate and stir until well mixed.
- Add batter to prepared pan and use a spatula to smooth surface.
- Bake approximate 30 minutes until the center is mostly cooked. I would stick to around 28 minutes if you like them a little more gooey at the center. Enjoy!!
*A lot of people ask why I use both sugar and honey… I have found that using all honey makes the brownies not rise as well and they are a little more dense. Baking with honey changes the consistency and texture of your baked goods. I don’t like using all sugar because the honey is natural and is lower on the glycemic index.