Yes, I made brownies again, because obviously, brownies are their own food group.
Gosh, who invented hashtags anways? Since when did #1 become “hashtag 1” instead of “number 1”?
I don’t always get hashtags but I always get brownies. I speak the language of fudgy, rich, and chocolatey. Social media, eh, not so much, any attempt at hashtags and what not … just smile and nod. A lot.
So yeah, after my Oreo Frosted Pumpkin Swirl Brownies disappeared, I had to make another batch, but this time, I stirred in coconut and chopped up dark chocolate. If I was hip and trendy, I would insert a shocked and happy emoticon, but since I’m not, just pretend it’s there.
I love this basic brownie recipe. It is literally just whole wheat flour, cocoa, sugar, eggs, oil, and applesauce. That’s it. It’s dairy free, one bowl, and lower fat. Not much to argue with there! As for the add ins, I added coconut first, because I really like the chewy texture it adds while breaking up the intense fudginess (hey someone has to do the dirty work) and then dark chocolate second. Mom found this amazing dairy free dark chocolate bars that taste just like chocolate. It chops up beautifully and melts into the brownies, adding creamy pockets of rich dark chocolate. So so SO good.
Hashtag world #loveyoubuthateyou and #browniesforlife.
- ½ cup oil
- ¼ cup applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut shreds
- ½ cup chopped dark chocolate (I used dairy free)
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease 8x8 or 9x9 pan.
- Whisk oil, applesauce, and eggs together in a large bowl until beaten well.
- Add flour, cocoa powder, and sugar to wet ingredients and stir until smooth.
- Stir in coconut and dark chocolate.
- Spread into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out almost clean.
- Let cool, cut, and enjoy!