Brownies/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Paleo/ Vegetarian

Chocolate Orange Brownie (Coconut Flour)

I have a cake recipe which requires a whole orange to be boiled then added to the cake mixture, so I thought that I would try this method for a chocolate and orange brownie recipe.  


I used coconut flour as the coconut flour would soak up the moisture without being too dry.  I was delighted with the results, as the brownie was indeed moist and not too strong in orange flavour.  The Chief Taster loved these and was happily munching these all weekend.   The smell of the orange boiling is delightful too! A natural air freshener for your kitchen.

I have also made this adding a few chunks of chocolate into the mixture before popping it into the oven.  I’ve not shown this below as I was trying to keep the carbs as low as I could but please feel free to add extra chocolate to yours!  It works wonderfully!


Chocolate Orange Brownie

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 1 hr 40mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 large orange

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

4 eggs

1/2 cup erthyritol (or sugar substitute of your choice)

1/3 cup melted butter

2 tspn vanilla essence

1/2 tspn salt

1/2 tspb baking soda



  • Place the orange in a saucepan and cover with water.  Bring to the boil, then simmer for 1 hour with a lid on.
  • Remove the orange from the pan and let cool.   Once cool, place in a food processor or blender and blitz until smooth.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F/180C degrees.
  • Line and grease a baking tin (I use a 8 inch square tin).
  • In a bowl, place the melted butter, vanilla and eggs and mix well.
  • Add the orange mixture and blend until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients, one at a time into the orange mixture and blend well.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking tin, place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.

Eat and enjoy!

Makes 9 large brownies (cut from an 8 inch baking tin)


Nutrition: Per Brownie – 162 Calories; 11g Fat; 5g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 8g Net Carb


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  • Reply
    April 25, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    These are in the oven. Can’t wait! So glad to have that extra dose of Vitamin C.

    • Reply
      April 25, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Hope you enjoy them Gina. Thanks for popping by!

      • Reply
        April 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

        So delicious! We’re making another batch this week.

  • Reply
    April 18, 2015 at 11:21 am

    is the orange peeled?

    • Reply
      April 18, 2015 at 11:23 am

      No it’s not. The boiling of the orange softens it and takes away any sharp taste of the peel. Hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply
    Lily Lau
    April 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Love that you used coconut in this recipe, I’ll never get enough of it 😀

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