A Brownie Craving I Just Could Not Kick

We just came back from Vegas where, surprisingly, we spent a lot of time at the local Whole Foods. I know, we were in Vegas and we had food available to us 24/7, but in addition to wanting to stay somewhat healthy this Whole Foods rocked!

We were able to find local beers not available to us in South Florida and I fell deeply and madly in love with this vegan brownie sold in their coffee/bakery section. It appeared that this particular brownie was made by a local bakery and brought into Whole Foods for sale on a daily. Unfortunately for me, on the last day of our trip there was no brownie! All I wanted was one more day to indulge and those dreams were shattered.

We’ve been home nearly a week now and I keep going into Whole Foods hoping that magically an alternative would appear but it hasn’t. I gave into my craving tonight and whipped up a batch of my own brownies. While they are not vegan they are absolutely sinful and amazing.

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Sinful Sunday Brownies

You’ll need a glass of milk for these! Also, I think I’ll make them again because I want more nuttiness from the whole wheat flour which I only halved here. But Sinful Sunday Brownies take one is below:

Sinful Sunday Brownies – Take 1 

You’ll Need: 

1cup Granulated Sugar

1/2cup Coconut Oil

1tsp Vanilla Extract

2 Eggs

1/4cup AP Flour

1/4cup Whole Wheat Flour

1/2cup Cocoa Powder

1/2tsp Instant Espresso Powder

1/4tsp Baking Soda

1/4ts Baking Powder

1/4tsp Salt

1cup dark chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Beat together the coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla in a stand mixer bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  3. Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.
  4. Mix in the chocolate chunks with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  5. Once the batter forms , scrape it into the prepared dish and spread evenly.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center mostly clean.

Look out for an update to this post when I try these bad boys again. Enjoy!

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