Coconut Brownies II (No Grains, No Sugar)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is an updated, more decadent version of my #412285. I pulled out my own recipe to make these, and looked at the ingredients and said, what no butter? I also wanted to try grinding the coconut and I had pecans, not almonds on hand. The result was so good, I had to post a new recipe! A grinder/chopper and food processor are nearly essential for this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C / 350°F.
  2. Place dates and water in a saucepan and leave them to gently warm until the dates are soft and some water is absorbed.
  3. Finely grind or chop the coconut. (I used organic desiccated coconut, not sweetened.) Chop the nuts, as desired.
  4. If using a food processor, add butter to the warm dates and then process until relatively smooth. If not, press the dates through a sieve and add the butter to the date sauce.
  5. Add eggs, coconut, cocoa powder, and pecans to the date and butter mixture and combine well.
  6. Smooth in a small baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

YES, these are indeed wonderful! I use half dates and half dried papaya (can't have too many dates) and 50 g coconut flour instead of 150 g desiccated coconut, and it worked wonderfully, too. The coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid, thus I used only 50 g, and that was perfect. I loved the smooth texture and the combination of pecans and coconut. This definitely is a keeper! Thanks for posting!

Mia in Germany August 30, 2010

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