Valentine Healthy Brownie With Coconut Whipped Cream

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend and the weather didn't stop you any! We had 4" of more snow Saturday for a total of 60" here in the windy city.  Boy has it ever been windy!!!!

Mr. Charmer is a big chocolate lover but he's not a guy who likes "fancy" desserts.  Just give him a good chocolate brownie and he is happy, happy, happy.

We've both been gluten free, dairy free and pretty much grain free since November 2012.  It can have it challenges but I choose to look at it as a fun adventure.  While looking for a brownie recipe I spotted a recipe over at one of  my favorite food blogs, Skinny Taste.

The brownie is a low fat and flour-less cake.  Looking over the ingredients list I noticed the flour was replaced with  black beans!  Is your reaction the same as mine.... black beans?  Now I love black beans, but in a cake?

So the adventurous me decided to give it a try since I have never had anything remotely bad from Gina's website.

Healthy Brownie with Coconut Whipped Cream

It's very easy to make and is ever so good.  Mr. C couldn't stop eating it!  After I made it I told Mr. C. to leave me a good slice for photos, this was the only  piece left, and if you look at the right and left corner you can see little nibbles gone!  Mr. C's nibbles are a testament to how good this brownie is!!!!

There are many good alternatives for diary and a good replacement for whipped cream is  Coconut Milk Whipped Cream.  It has to be FULL fat coconut  milk (canned coconut milk words best) and place the can (unopened) in the fridge at least 24 hours before you whip (48 hours is even better).

Coconut Whipped Cream

Once the coconut milk has been chilled open the can and you will see how thick it is, it's like a very thick cream.

Chilled Coconut Milk

Scoop ONLY the thickened milk out..don't get any of the "liquid" on the bottom.  If you do it won't whipped up very well.

Brownie With Coconut Whipped Cream

You can add vanilla extract and a little sugar before you whip. Whipped until you have nice peaks.

This is a simple, healthy and very good chocolate brownie.


Partying With...
Savvy Southern Style



  1. Now I would like a brownie for breakfast! :)

  2. Hmm, Cathy, interesting ingredients! But it sure looks yummy! And since it's healthier, that's just a bonus! Next time save me one 😉

  3. Cathy, your brownies look delicious. I'd never guess that 'secret' ingredient!
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  4. Looks Yummy! And Im a big fan of coconut


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