Best Brownies Recipe: Bodacious Brownies

Inclusion of honey, coconut and more make Bodacious Brownies our favorite for the best brownies recipe.
Karen Keb
GRIT's Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey 2011

Tell us dessert doesn't sound good, and with no sugar!
Karen Keb


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With perhaps the best brownies recipe we've come across, you'd better get a glass of cold milk ready.

Bodacious Brownies 

1⁄3 cup butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3⁄4 cup whole-wheat flour
3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3⁄4 cup honey
1⁄2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
1⁄2 cup chopped pecans 

Heat oven to 325°F. Butter 8-by-8-inch baking dish; set aside.

In saucepan, melt butter and chocolate together, or microwave in microwave-safe bowl until smooth.

In small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Gradually beat in honey. Beat in small amount of chocolate mixture, then gradually beat in remaining chocolate mixture.

Add flour mixture and beat until smooth. Stir in coconut and pecans.

Pour batter into prepared dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting. Yields 9 brownies.








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