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Unbelievable gluten-free coconut brownies

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(Read caption) Not a big fan of coconut? Try nuts as a filling instead, whole wheat flour or regular gluten-free flour, and brown sugar.

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Is it bad to eat six brownies in between lunch and dinner? It can’t be good right?

Unless of course they are delicious brownies. After all, I have had some bad brownies in my time. Some dried out wannabe version of a brownie. Crumbly, flavorless, or worse, “too sweet they stick to the teeth I need 2 glasses of milk to swallow it” brownies. Then there are the failed attempts at making healthy brownies. There are a surprising amount of those out there. Blah. Nasty. I have been not only the victim of said failed brownies, but the creator as well!

As you might already know, not everything I make is considered healthy. Especially when you consider all the food circles. And you know what? That’s OK by me. Everyone’s got their own version of what is healthy. Some say paleo, others say primal, or vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, grain free, traditional diets (WAP), allergy free … the list goes on. Mine is simply to stick to real food/whole food and try for moderation.

Six brownies. Moderation experiment failed. Yup, huge failure. Moderation that is. The recipe on the other hand, as you can guess by my unadulterated consumption, was a huge success.

For those of you who believe that the words “healthy and dessert” should never mingle you’ll be glad to know that these aren’t low in sugar. They are made with natural/whole food sugars though, but you wouldn’t know it! That’s the best part.

These also happen to be gluten-free, dairy-free and grain-free. The one crutch is the sugar, a blend of coconut sugar (cheap at Costco) and honey or agave. I even tested these out on a crew of fire fighters yesterday. They loved them. Success.


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