If you want a bite of chocolate goodness, keep reading. This recipe is worth every bite. Not only is it tasty, but it is filled with nutrient dense ingredients and healthy fats as well. Plus, they are egg-free, gluten-free, and dairy free. I think I found a winner recipe for my son’s birthday cake, and I am so excited!! Enjoy the gooey treat (and don’t feel one bit guilty!).
Ingredients for the Brownies:
4 tablespoons Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
¼ cup Natural Value coconut milk (I like this brand because there is no guar gum or thickeners.)
3 tablespoons coconut oil
½ cup pure maple syrup
½ cup organic pumpkin puree
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoons cacao powder
4 tablespoons coconut flour
4 tablespoons arrowroot flour
1/4 cup Enjoy Life Chips to fold in (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350.
Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips, coconut milk, and coconut oil. Stir constantly. Pour into a medium sized mixing bowl, and add in the maple syrup, pumpkin, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Beat until combined.
In a separate bowl, stir together the coconut flour, cacao powder, and arrowroot. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix with a spatula until just combined. Fold in additional chocolate chips if desired.
Place in a greased 8×8 pan, and spread out evenly. Bake for 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean (Don’t worry about under-baking a little! 🙂 Cool completely. While cooling, prepare the mousse frosting. 🙂
For the mousse frosting, just follow ** this recipe. Frost with half of the mousse, and save the rest just for eating! 🙂
These brownies are great cold or warm! 🙂
Another great option is to sprinkle the brownies with a little coconut butter. 🙂
**Please note that I have changed which coconut milk I use since posting the mousse recipe. I now use Natural Value instead of Native Forest. 🙂