Forget Pumpkin Spice…Give me chocolate!
Fall time is here and there is one craving I always get around this time (and it’s not a pumpkin spice latte). Brownies. Gooey, chocolatey brownies. In my opinion, brownies are 100% even more delicious with a giant scoop of peanut butter cup ice cream. Yum.
Ditch the brownie mix, you can do it!
Brownies are actually really easy to make from scratch. I never actually realized how simple they are to make until just this year. So, we’ve ditched the box mix and only make brownies from scratch now.
Hold the dairy, replace with coconut oil.
Traditionally, one would use 1 1/4 cups of butter in this brownie recipe. Instead, we cut out the dairy and replaced it with equal amounts of coconut oil. Personally, I’ve found when baking a lot of times I can just replace the butter or margarine the recipe calls for with equal parts coconut oil and everything turns out just fine and delicious. There is definitely a subtle coconut flavor added to the dessert, though. So if you can’t stand coconut that may not be the strategy for you! I don’t really like the flavor of coconut, but it’s not overpowering enough for me to not like the end result.
Here’s our super Fudgy Dairy Free Brownie recipe:
- 2½ cups sugar
- 1¾ cups cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 1¼ cups coconut oil (softened)
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- Powdered sugar (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- Line the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan with parchment paper.
- Place the melted coconut oil in large mixing bowl. If needed, warm the coconut oil up in the microwave in increments of 20 seconds to be sure it's completely melted.
- Slowly stir in the sugar, cocoa powder and salt.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, thoroughly mixing between each one.
- Mix in the vanilla extract.
- Slowly stir in the flour.
- Place the batter into the baking pan and smooth evenly throughout the pan.
- Bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick placed in the center of the brownies comes out clean.
- Sprinkle powdered sugar on top once the brownies are completely cooled.
These made from scratch brownies are the perfect dessert for your next tailgate party.
Instead of cutting the brownies into squares, try cutting them into football shaped ovals. You could create the football strings with white icing and a piping tip if you have it on hand.
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