Blueberry Espresso Brownies

Yea so once again I want to thank each and every one of you awesome fans for always sticking by my side whether I am posting recipes daily, weekly, or monthly or not.  My life has been a whirlwind of events that are totally consuming all my time but I am trying my best to get on here and keep giving you new content. Don’t worry though, when I hit a lull in my hectic schedule I will post some awesome recipes for you all.  I happened to be at home today with a friend and decided it was time to experiment.  Well this experiment will honestly make your day, week, month, and maybe even year.  The flavor combination in this with the subtle after taste of coffee just leaves you wanting more.  I apologize in advance for causing you to over eat once you make these.  Enjoy.

3.7 from 3 reviews
Blueberry Espresso Brownies
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Serves: 12
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 Degrees F
  2. Place coconut cream concentrate (coconut butter), eggs, honey, cocoa powder, cinnamon, coffee, vanilla, baking soda, and sea salt together in a mixing bowl
  3. Use your hand mixer or stand mixer to mix all your ingredients until well blended
  4. Once ready, fold in your blueberries by hand so you don't crush them all
  5. Pour your batter into a greased 9x13 baking dish (grease with coconut oil) or into greased individual mini muffin pans like I did
  6. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes. At about 25 minutes, do the toothpick test and judge how much longer you need
  7. Remove from oven, let cool
  8. Once cool, use some melted Coconut Cream Concentrate and drizzle all over your brownies
  9. Cut and Enjoy

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  1. This was AMAZING! I made my own coconut butter out of desiccated coconut because that was all we had on hand and some virgin coconut oil all nicely blended up. Then to the batter I added maybe a tablespoon or two of almond meal I had left over from another recipe. I also left out the cinnamon but upped the cocoa to make up for it. Oh and I also didn’t end up melting the coconut butter.

    So many changes but it turned out DELISH! Such a good recipe. Whole family loved it and the little ones didn’t even notice the difference from the usual brownie recipe. :) Success!

  2. Well, I am no dessert chef but decided to make this as had people coming for dinner so felt obliged…it was easy to make (a little difficult melting the coconut butter in the jar), aesthetically pleasing, impressive and most of all scrumptious. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I’m confused on what coconut cream concentrate is. Is it similar to coconut butter/manna? Where you blend up dry coconut flakes in a food processor until it turns into a sort of butter that’s solid at refrigerator temp.?

  4. Mine are in the oven right now. I used organic maple syrup instead of honey and am considering not icing the brownies. I’m considering the calories that are in there which I’ll strive to calculate. I love the unusual combination and they were easy to make.

  5. Phone isn’t letting me rate the recipe with the Stars below the comment box, but I say 3/5 stars. I was impressed. I wouldn’t go out of my way to make them again but they are absolutely worth the try! I just like making new things. I didn’t add the cream on top because I was out of it. Used all in brownies. Well done!

  6. These are delicious! The coconut/pecan combination reminds me of German chocolate cake. Yum! I made my own coconut cream concentrate/coconut butter in my baby bullet. I used the dried, unsweetened coconut from the bulk bins at Winco. :) Thanks for the recipe!!

  7. I just came across your recipe and decided it looked so good I just had to try it. Well, you did not promise too much when you wrote it would make my day, week… year! It sure did make my day – it is wonderful. I did not have coconut cream concentrate (don’t know if I can get it here in the middle of Sweden), so I used nearly 3/4 cup of coconut butter (oil) and 1/4 cup whipping cream instead. I forgot to melt the coconut butter but it mixed very well nevertheless. I also used frozen blueberries that sort of disappeared but made it totally moist and yummy. It is the most delicious dessert and I am afraid it won’t last the night… I served it with a knob of whipped cream… Mmmmm… Can’t wait to share this with my fb friends!

  8. Experimenting with the paleo diet and have been following your FB page for a couple of weeks. The recipes look great and am looking forward to trying them out. One question on this recipe. 1 cup coconut milk goes into the batter and then you use extra to drizzle over the brownies?

  9. I love all your recipes but I can’t use honey because I cook for a diabetic. I use Just LIke Sugar. Im not sure if I can replace honey with it because honey is liquid. I have Yacon syrup too but I don’t know about using that as a replacement either. Any suggestions?

    1. How do you get the coconut cream to actually melt? I tried small pan on stove top but it turned toasted almost instantly even on low heat. I tried the microwave but it wouldn’t stay melted more than a few second.

  10. Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wante to give
    a quick shout out and tell yyou I really enjoy reading your blog posts.

    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over tthe same topics?

    Thanks a lot!

  11. These were incredible! I made my own coconut cream by putting 4 cups of unsweetened coconut flakes in my food processor for 20 min. I am currently 3 weeks into the Lurong Paleo Challenge & it was awesome to have what tasted like a “sinful” treat! I shared the recipe with the others members of my box. Thanks so much!

  12. I’m allergic to nuts and seeds (I can tolerate coconut, hemp and flaxseed) Any ideas to what I Can use instead of the pecans? I really want to try these brownies, they lok amazing!! :)

  13. My problem with making recipes like this is that there are 18 brownies and I can only convince myself to eat one at a time :(

    How the hell am I supposed to get through all 18 before they go off without feeling like a glutton!

  14. Just found your site and made these last night for the family and they loved them. Kids were hungry for more. I was wondering if you have the nutritional information for them as prepared?


  15. Thanks for this recipe, it’s awesome! I do have a question how should I store these? Can they be left out or fridge? Thanks!

  16. Made these tonight. But used fresh Strawberries instead of Blueberries. And didnt use ground coffee. They were amazing.

  17. Made this today. Added 1tbsp coconut flour as the batter seemed a little runny. Made it in mini muffin pan. They are delicious!

  18. Omg. These look fantastic! Where do you prefer to get your coffee from and What brand of coconut cream concentrate do you use?

  19. Made these yesterday and these were amazing! Best brownies ever! Thank you so much for creating such awesome recipes :)

  20. I just made these last night and they are the best brownies I have ever had!! And probably the healthiest!! I want to make them again but I don’t have anymore coconut mana (I just ordered some). Is there anything I can use in place of coconut mana? Besides shredded coconut because I’m almost out of that too!

  21. In your recipe book the coconut cream is listed last in the ingredients. In the method it does not say put coconut cream in the batter, just drizzle over cooled brownies. I wondered how you can say your recipe makes 18 muffins when I only managed to squeeze out 6! I have just made these brownies for the second time, still without the coconut concentrate (I wasn’t sure what it was!) My batter was very runny. Will the coconut cream concentrate make it a bit thicker? I am going to hunt some down and make them again.

    1. Siobhan it could just be a typo. In this recipe you commented on it is spot on. These are not muffins, they are brownies and that 1 cup of coconut cream makes a huge difference

      1. I saw this recipe elsewhere and possibly because of the way it was written, that poster experienced the same confusion as Siobhan, and therefore LEFT OUT the 1 cup of coconut creme. The only mention of it was at the end.

        My suggestion:
        1 cup coconut creme (and a bit extra for drizzling)

        add the part in parenthesis to avoid confusion.

  22. Hello
    I have an egg allergy, could I make these with an egg substitute? if so, is there a specific one you recommend for this recipe? do you think flaxseed substitute would work? thanks

  23. Do you think these would work with a tsp of molasses subbing out the coffee? I can’t have coffee (gluten cross reactor for me)

  24. Can I sub the ccc with almond butter or do you think that would change the taste dramatically? I really

    want to try these and I have everything but that. I live in Canada too and find it very expensive to by

    these things online. I’m new to the paleo life and loving it. I have lost 8lbs in less than a week so I would

    love to try this treat. I do have a sweet tooth so its good to see I don’t have to give that up.

    Thanks for helping me along my new journey to gain a healthier life :)

  25. Lovin’ all the amazing things you post! Any thoughts on the nutritional info on these bad boys?? I’m making them anyway, just curious.

  26. can I use another type of nut instead of pecans? or something else? I don’t like pecans at all, and I know I will taste them haha

  27. Hello,
    Can I change the pecan to almond? Will its taste be completely different? I would like to bake it for Christmas but pecans are very expensive for me.

  28. Quick question for clarification:
    Where those fresh or dried blueberries? I used fresh and they came out soggy! These were supposed to be for a family dinner, and my boyfriend said with a snarky grin on his face “They’re so good lets leave them home.” lol Don’t get me wrong, the flavor is fine, but I’m wondering in hindsight if those were supposed to be dried berries…

  29. I followed all the directions and these turned out nothing like yours!! Don’t know what went wrong. The consistency is really gummy and they’re more like really thin bars than brownies. And the coconut cream concentrate that I drizzled over the top just melted in, even though the brownies were cool. :( So sad, because these looked amazing.

  30. ThtThanks so much for the recipe George, I can’t wait to try them. I’m going to make then this week to take to a pot luck. Do you actually put in ground coffee? Or is it instant?

  31. George, I was so surprised at how wonderful these turned out! Amazing! I baked them in the mini muffin tins too. Thank you!

  32. Hey everyone, made the brownies to specification, just wanting to see how everyone has gone with them, mine came out fairly soft and moist, and very oily, could we add coconut flour to kind of soak up the coconut oil a little?

  33. You know I just heard about MM Livestock from another Marine Wife. I will definitely start purchasing from them! This recipe looks fantastic and I think my kids will love it! Thanks for sharing!

  34. I’ve made these several times. By themselves they are great but i like to serve them in a parfait dish surrounded by fresh strawberries or raspberries and just a drizzle of melted high cacoa dark chocolate. Mmm Mmm Good!

  35. I can’t get the creamed coconut concentrate in Canada (if I order it it costs 1.5 times the cost of the product just to ship it + duties). Is there any way to substitute a combo or oil & coconut cream? I really want to try making these, but don’t know how without the CCC.

  36. I just ordered the cocoa and the coconut concentrate from Tropical Traditions…my favorite site for all kinds of great supplies for cooking and health…thanks so much for this recipe…I can’t wait to try it…they also have free shipping right now…great time to stock up

  37. I’m going to gaze at this recipe longingly until I finish the 21-Day Sugar Detox. Then I’ll make it when I have lots of folks who can help me eat it so I don’t undo all my good work!
    Looks absolutely fantastic! Thank!

  38. Thanks for providing tasty, free, gf, paleo recipes-appreciate that people like yourself take the time to help us all eat well. Going to try add some coconut flour to the next mix and make a “Black Forest” cake with coconut yoghurt and fresh strawberries squished between 2 of these brownie mixes.Awesome as they are though!

  39. Looks so yummy!!! This will be a treat for after I’m done my whole30 and over Easter. Can’t wait to try it!

  40. Is the coconut cream concentrate just for the icing? Or is it also to be mixed in with the brownie batter?? Sorry in advance if this is a stupid question!! :)

  41. I already posted on fb, but I just wanna emphasize, again, how BOMB DOT COM these are! At first I thought it was funny that you use the word amazing to describe all your recipes, but SERIOUSLY, George, I see why!! BEST BROWNIES I’VE EVER HAD. I’m sharing them at work & they’re disappearing like hotcakes! I did made mine in an 8×8 pan, but I hate using that pan bc it’s smaller than a 9×13…which, in my mind, means brownies that disappear faster. LOL I ate a fourth of the pan within 20 minutes! Gah. I’m gonna make another batch ASAP and use 100% raw cacao powder, since it’s a better choice than the Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa I have. THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN!!!

    P.S. I know you’re a man and can totally take it (lol), but I hope I didn’t hurt your feelings or ruin your day when I commented about your chili the other day- I thought about it and I felt really bad bc I think I should’ve just stuck to the positive aspects bc your recipes are fantastic and you deserve nothing less than consistent encouragement!! Keep rockin’ the Paleo deliciousness!

    1. Chrissy I am so glad you enjoyed them and I saw the picture on your facebook, thanks for sharing. I did outdo myself with these ones too, I am avoiding making them again due to their addicting properties lol.
      You would never hurt my feelings or ruin my day, everyones taste buds are different and I am by far not a chef. I started teaching myself to cook the day I started the blog in April last year so I expect many many failures. Just for some reason people seem to like most of the stuff I make. Honesty it always good and of course all my recipes could probably be imprved by someone. I am just doing my best to share what I can :)

      1. You’re welcome. :) They ARE seriously addicting! I’m so relieved to hear that! Thank you for being so understanding about it. It’s amazing to me that you just started your blog in April, considering how many followers you have!! And, btw, you’re totally a chef in my eyes. ;)

  42. Only two weeks to go and I’ll be done with Whole 30!! Aaahhhh!! I WANT THESE. SO BADLY. It’s all my favorite flavors…together…in brownie form. OMGGG.

          1. They are awesome! So moist and chocolatey! It was the 1st time I used coconut cream, it’s delicious! Just the perfect ratio of sweetness! Thansk again ;)

      1. I buy mine as coconut manna… It is the same thing I hope? Love the recipe, at the tail end of my whole 30, so I can’t wait!

    1. you can also make it by blending shredded coconut. add a little coconut oil if you want it softer. it will come out of the blender melted and eventually harden like the stuff you get in a jar.

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