Pouring

I’m pretty convinced that I have become absolutely ridiculous.

Yep.

Or, some of my actions lately…completely ridiculous.

Insane, even.

It’s been a rather stormy and wet summer round’ these here parts.

Of course, I choose to be unprepared for any such weather involving rain.

Including when I’m at work.

So, naturally, it would decide to start POURING down rain at exactly the time I’m supposed to leave work on Tuesday.

There I stand, gazing out the window, thinking about my next move.

Do I race three blocks to my car &  ruin my perfectly styled  hair? Ummmm…no.

Do I use my jacket as an umbrella? Ummmmm let’s see…cars, traffic, roads, me not being able to see…ya…no.

So, I went into my company’s bookstore and purchased an umbrella…for a whopping TWENTY-SEVEN dollars!

I must be out of my mind.

Good thing we have more rain on the way. 😉

Now I can use my fancy umbrella.

I’ve also come to the conclusion that I’m ridiculously infatuated w/ all things coconut.

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But you already knew that.

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So, naturally, why wouldn’t I put all things coconut into a brownie?

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Duh.

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You should probably know…

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there is some protein powder up in here too.

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Because my plan is to make you think these are health brownies.

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Well…

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semi-healthy.

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😉

Toasted Coconut Protein Brownie Bites
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Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 14
 
Tiny, melt in your mouth cocoa brownie bites made w/ creamy coconut butter, protein powder, and topped w/ toasted coconut and extra coconut butter for the perfect snack. Gluten-free, paleo, vegan, nut-free.
Ingredients
  • ¼ c. sifted coconut flour
  • 2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 T. protein powder (I used coffee flavored Raw Protein but you can use unsweetened, vanilla, or chocolate)
  • 2 T. ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • 1 c. semi-melted coconut butter, plus extra for topping
  • ½ c. full-fat coconut milk
  • ¼ c. maple syrup
  • 1 T. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ c. toasted coconut flakes, for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 in. square baking pan w/ cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour, cocoa powder, protein powder, flax, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Mix in the coconut butter, coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  4. Spread the batter into the prepared dish.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean.
  6. Let cool, refrigerate the brownies, and then cut into tiny, bite-sized squares.
  7. Top w/ a drizzle of melted coconut butter and a sprinkle of toasted coconut.

MANGIA!!!

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