Brownies/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb

Coconut Blondies

This coconut blondies recipe is deliciously moist and light. Baked with coconut flour, flavoured with vanilla and desiccated coconut, this is a tasty cake.

Although a traditional blondie recipe uses brown sugar, I have used a sugar substitute. A blondie is simply a brownie but with no cocoa powder. You could add chocolate chips or chopped nuts to this recipe but I just wanted to keep it simple.

coconut blondies

 

I wanted to make a trifle recipe but I didn’t want to use a chocolate sponge as so many of my recipes seem to be full of chocolate, particularly my brownies. I wanted the sponge for my trifle dessert to be brownie-like in texture, but had to be vanilla. I didn’t want a strong texture sponge but something a little bit softer. So, I adapted one of my coconut flour brownie recipes and a coconut blondie was baked.

coconut blondies
This coconut blondies recipe was met with such a rapturous review from the Chief Taster that I made another batch once he had finished his last brownie. Normally I bake, then move onto the next recipe. It can be a while before I revisit a recipe so he got lucky that week. I also wanted to double check that the first batch of coconut blondies was not a one off. The second batch were just as moist and tasty.

coconut blondies

 

Coconut Blondies

A great batch of coconut flour blondies that has now made me note that this is a recipe to come back too and play around with the flavours. It is an easy coconut blondie recipe to make too. The flavour combination of coconut flour, coconut milk and desiccated coconut is not full on coconut. The vanilla softens these flavours and I suspect that adding chocolate chips would be the cherry on the cake. I need to have a play with low carb white chocolate as this would a delicious addition.

coconut blondies
When mixing this coconut blondie batter, you might want to add a dash more coconut milk if the mixture looks a bit too sticky. Coconut flour various between brands and some like a little bit more moisture than others.

 

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Coconut Blondies
Course: Desserts
Servings: 9 Squares
Author: Angela Coleby
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup (113g) Butter, unsalted softened
  • 1/2 Cup (105g) Erythritol or sugar substitute
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup (56g) Coconut Flour
  • 1/4 Cup (56g) Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Cup (30g) Desiccated Coconut unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees

  2. Grease and line a 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.

  3. In a bowl, cream the butter and erythritol together until smooth.

  4. Add the eggs, mixing into the batter, one a time.

  5. Then add the vanilla extract and coconut milk and beat until smooth.

  6. Next, add the coconut flour, desiccated coconut, baking powder and salt. Stir until smooth.

  7. If the mixture is a bit too thick, add more coconut milk (coconut flour can vary between brands).

  8. Spoon into the baking tin and bake for 25-30 minutes until firm and golden.

  9. Allow to cool in the tin for at least 30 minutes.

  10. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Makes 9 squares

Nutritional Info per square :  189 Calories, 17g Fat, 4g Protein, 6g Total Carbs, 4g Fibre, 2g Net Carbs

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