Chocolate-Cherry Brownies with a Chocolate-Cherry Sauce
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12
A sweet Valentine (or anytime) treat that is gluten, grain, dairy and soy free.
  • ½ c. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 c. cherries, pitted
  • ¼ c. coconut sugar
  • ½ c. almond flour
  • ¼ c. coconut flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1.5 tsp. almond extract
  • ¼ c. 100% cacao powder, unsweetened
  • ⅛ c. 50% cocoa powder
  • ½ c. cherries, pitted (for the sauce)
  • 1 tsp. 50% cocoa powder (for the sauce)
  • 1 tsp. raw cacao nibs ( for the sauce, if desired)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Lightly brush a mini brownie pan with coconut or olive oil
  3. Place all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl (I used my Kitchen Aid)
  4. Pit your cherries and gently mash or grind them (I used a small blender)
  5. In a small bowl, beat together the cherries, eggs and almond extract
  6. Add the melted coconut oil to the dry ingredients and blend for about 10 seconds on low
  7. Add the wet mixture and blend on low until it creates a fudge-like batter
  8. Fill the brownie pan about ½ way on each
  9. Bake for about 26-27 minutes
  10. Allow the brownies to cool, and then take them out of the pan
  11. Meanwhile, blend together all ingredients for the sauce
  12. Pour the desired amount of sauce over your brownie, serve and enjoy
Makes enough sauce for about 2-3 people.
Makes 12 brownies. Brownies can be frozen to save for a later date as well.
Recipe by A Gutsy Girl® at