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You know that recipe that you make over and over again? It’s tried and true. You know it’s going to be a hit, and everyone loves it. For me, that’s my Thick and Fudgy Brownies recipes. I’ve been making these brownies since … scratching head… I don’t know when. Ha! They are fantastic, delicious, and rich. Add a tall glass of milk and some Netflix, and you got magic!
I normally take a recipe and change it up a bit. Every recipe, for me, is a starting place. If it’s a cuisine I’m not familiar with like say Ethiopian Food, I’ll stick to the recipe and will follow it to a T. If it’s a recipe like my Thick and Fudgy Brownies, I know I can play around with it a little. This time around, I substituted the butter for Dr. Bonner’s Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is so good for you too. Coconut oil can improve your blood cholesterol and improve brain function. I even use this stuff on my hair and face.
Cooking Substitution: The trick to substituting butter for coconut oil is melting the coconut oil and adding it at the very end. Sometimes, it hardens if it sits around too long, and you will need to melt it again. It gives the brownies a light coconut taste that’s not too coconuty. It’s a 1=1 substitution.
Some people will put walnuts in brownies or chocolate chips. Others will frost them. I like it simple, classic. Nothing too over the top. I know that your family is going to LOVE these Thick and Fudgy Brownies. You’ll thank me later. Enjoy!
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Thick and Fudgy Brownies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, combine cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, melt butter (or coconut oil, if using).
- Mix sugar, eggs, and vanilla to cooled melted butter.
- Combine butter mixture and cocoa mixture.
- Spread batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square pan. If the batter is too thick to spread, add a splash of water.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
Disclosure: I was provided a sample of Dr. Bonner’s coconut oil, but all opinions are mine and mine alone. This post also contains affiliate links