Strawberry Choc Chip Super Fudgy Brownies

It’s my birthday & I’ll eat brownies for breakfast if I want to….. And I totally think you should too, just to help me celebrate! It has been an amazing ‘Birthday Week’ courtesy of The Fitographer spoiling me every day this week with cards, gifts & outings. I am feeling pretty lucky and super thankful. So thankful I am making brownies. For breakfast. I think brownies should be an ‘always’ food, same as coconut & vegetables. Dietary staples.

These fudgy little suckers are delicious, loaded with magnesium & just enough sweetness to not have you plunging into a diabetic coma. Enjoy. I know I did.

1/2 cup coconut butter (or nut/seed butter)
OPTIONAL- extra coconut butter for drizzling… I mean WHY wouldn’t you?
2 eggs
1/4 cup honey/maple syrup (or 10 fresh dates)
2 heaped tbs raw cacao
1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
1 tbs cinnamon
Pinch salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped strawberries (or other berries)
2 tbs cacao nibs (or dark choc chips)

Preheat oven to 160C. Add everything except strawberries & cacao nibs to the food processor & blend until smooth. Stir through strawberries & cacao nibs. Pour into a baking paper lined loaf tin or small baking dish. Bake for about 20 mins. You want them to still be fudgy & gooey inside because they will set more as they cool. Allow to cool, drizzle with extra coconut butter, chop into squares & store in the fridge….. Or eat them all at once. I can’t confirm or deny if that occurred in this instance.

Strawberry Frosting & Strawberry Coconut Love Bites

You have NOT LIVED (or else you have and died and gone to some amazing coconutty heaven) until you have tried this frosting!! OM-Freaking-G! I had to stop myself from eating it straight out of the food processor….. I did not do a very good job at stopping myself, I ate half of it.

This started off as frosting for my Pumpkin Muffins but also made some pretty special little Strawberry Coconut Lovebites! Strawberries are in season at the moment and are so cheap! You could use any berries you like or even banana.

1 cup Coconut Butter
1 punnett fresh strawberries (about 250-300g)

Pop it all in the food processor and watch the magic happen. That’s it. Once it’s all blended you can use it like frosting for your muffins or cake or, I used my leftovers to pop into a chocolate mould and into the freezer for a few hours and ended up with these Strawberry Coconut Love Bites. I store mine in the freezer because they go all soft and frosting-like if you keep them in the fridge, and they are also far too easy to see and you will most likely eat the entire lot at once.

This is the frosting on my muffins…..


And the Lovebites…..