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Coconut-Macadamia Brownies

Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Kate Parisian

Prep time 20 mins
Bake time 55 mins

Yields 12 brownies (serving size: 1 brownie)


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup toasted, chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square metal baking pan with foil, draping foil over edges. Mist with cooking spray.

  2. In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Remove pan from heat and stir in chocolate until melted and smooth. Let cool.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together sugars, eggs, vanilla and salt until smooth and pale, about 30 seconds. Stir in cooled chocolate mixture and coconut milk. Stir in flour until just combined. Stir in macadamia nuts, then pour batter into baking pan. Sprinkle flaked coconut over batter.

  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted into brownies comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Transfer pan to a rack and let cool completely. Lift brownies out of pan, remove foil and cut into 12 pieces. Wrap brownies in plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 5 days.