Heart Healthy Recipe: Brownies

There’s nothing better than an ooey-gooey brownie; especially one that’s good for your heart health, too. With healthy fatty acids from coconut oil, flavonoid-rich dark chocolate and antioxidant-packed walnuts, you can’t go wrong with this delicious and nutritious recipe. 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. organic coconut oil or you can substitute will 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. all-natural peanut butter 
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 3 large eggs 
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 TBS. agave nectar OR honey 
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup minus 1 TBS. (50 g) coconut flour 
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 
  • 1/3 cup chopped raw walnuts 
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line an 8" x 8" glass baking pan with parchment so two edges hang over the side of the pan, or spray with cooking spray to prevent sticking. 
  • In glass measuring cup, melt coconut oil in microwave.  
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cocoa powder, the melted coconut oil and eggs with an electric mixer until mixed.  
  • Next, add in the agave (or honey) and vanilla extract. Mix again until combined. 
  • Add in the coconut flour and salt and mix again until the batter is thoroughly combined. 
  • Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips. Spread into your 8” x 8” baking pan evenly. 
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Once cooled, you can either refrigerate them or leave them at room temperature in an airtight container. 

Serving size:

1/16

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories 180.7 
  • Total Fat 12.7g 
  • Total Carbohydrate 17.4g 
  • Protein 1.5g 
  • Fiber 1.9g 

Serves 16 

This is a variation of the recipe shared on Renee’s Kitchen Adventures.

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