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Chocolate, Coconut and Cherry Brownies (Gluten Free)

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Moist chocolate brownie with a ganache topping!

I have a love affair with coconut flour and have used this to make this lovely, moreish brownie that has the gorgeous combination of chocolate, coconut and cherry.  I saw some plump cherries in the freezer section of the supermarket and thought they would be lovely in a chocolate brownie…and I was right!  

This is a great Gluten Free recipe and is not too bad on the carbs either.   I have used coconut nectar for the sweetner but you could use another sugar substitute if you don’t have it to hand.   I covered the top of the brownie with a chocolate ganache…yum!  It’s not necessary but I was in a ganache mood…as you do..


Chocolate, Coconut and Cherry Brownies (Gluten Free)
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Low Carb
Author: Angela Coleby –
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Serves: 9 Squares
  • 1/2 cup (56g) coconut flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 6 tblspn cocoa powder
  • 3 tblspn coconut oil
  • 6 tblspn butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar replacement
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1/8 tspb salt
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cherries (I used ones straight from the freezer and defrosted them)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  2. Melt the coconut oil and butter together in a saucepan over a low heat.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the cocoa powder. Stir well.
  4. Add the coconut nectar, vanilla, salt and mix well.
  5. Add the eggs and mix thoroughly. Add the coconut flour, desiccated coconut and the cherries and mix well.
  6. Grease a 8 X 8 dish and pour the mixture into it, smoothing it evenly.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until firm on top.
  8. Eat and enjoy!
Serving size: Per Brownie Calories: 211 Fat: 19g Trans fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 5g Protein: 4g



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  • Reply
    October 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I made this this afternoon and it looked nothing like your picture! Didn’t rise and was more like a biscuit. Am so disappointed.

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      October 28, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      Such a shame Libby…am not sure what could have gone wrong. Perhaps try it with a liquid sweetner?

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        April 25, 2018 at 11:20 pm

        Is it correct that there is no baking powder in the ingredients? Or did you have success without it?

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          Angela Coleby
          April 27, 2018 at 2:11 pm

          I didn’t use it and it worked out okay. Feel free to add it though.

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    October 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    These three ingredients were definitely made for each other, weren’t they? The perfect marriage, and they look so good. I’m going to give these a go when next I have occasion to have a few people over.

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    October 25, 2012 at 8:12 am

    what is ganach please?

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      October 25, 2012 at 8:47 am

      It is cream and chocolate. The cream is heated, then poured over chocolate, whisked until smooth. Cool, then spread over cakes, muffins, yummy treats. The quantities are about 250g chocolate, 250ml double cream. Can flavour the ganache too..(rum is lovely!).

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