Chocolate Brownies with Buttercream Frosting

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After church yesterday we went over to our friend’s house to continue celebrating Easter. It was my job to bring dessert, and I wanted to be super creative and come up with something fun looking for the kids, but knowing I was already feeling stressed, my loving hubby encouraged me to just stick with something easy.

So, that’s what I did! πŸ™‚ I started by using agave for the brownies since it is even lower on the glycemic index, but I decided I didn’t prefer it, so I ended up using honey instead. Next time, I wouldn’t use any agave at all, and I could probably get away without adding much more honey.

I was SO happy with how the buttercream frosting came out! I have tried making a low-glycemic version before, and the consistency has never been quite right. The taste and texture of this was perfect! Loved it!

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Chocolate Brownies with Buttercream Frosting

*Created by Lori at Creating Beauty in the Kitchen

(Buttercream Frosting adapted from Sensitive Economist)

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For Brownies:

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup agave

For Buttercream:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 tbsp almond milk

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For Brownies:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients, except the egg. When it is thoroughly mixed, add the egg and continue to mix.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients. When mixed, add in the wet ones, stirring well.
  • Use a bit of coconut oil or butter to grease a pizza pan (I used a 14β€³ deep dish one ) or a large baking dish, and then spread the dough evenly…all the way to the edges. Make it all as flat as possible so that it will cook evenly.
  • Now it is ready to go in the oven. Cook for about 25 minutes. (I cooked longer and they came out harder than I liked.)
  • When it is cooked, take out and let cool.

For Buttercream:

  • With a hand held mixer or standing mixer, combine all the ingredients. Blend until mixed well and the consistency is right.
  • After the brownie pizza/cake has cooled then frost it.
  • Grate a piece of dark chocolate to add shavings to the top of your brownies.

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35 thoughts on “Chocolate Brownies with Buttercream Frosting

  1. Yummy!! I loves me some brownies! And to be honest, I’d like to try some not made of BEANS! I’ll have to give these a whirl! Thanks, doll! xo

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    • That would be wonderful Patty! And thank you my friend! Sorry for the slow reply….been sick all week and still am. Finally forcing myself to get on here and catch up a bit! Been missing you! πŸ™‚

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    • Hmmm….you’d think since I use agave that I would be able to tell you exactly what it is. Lol….not so much. πŸ™‚ It is similar to honey in its consistency, but tastes a bit different. It comes from an agave plant….my hubby just told me that….hehehe. πŸ™‚ It is low-glycemic (lower than honey) and is used as a sweetener.
      I’ll be excited to see how the name works out for you!

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  2. Wow honey those look WONDERFUL and YUMMY for sure. How did the kids like it? I have never thought of frosting brownies before – great idea!

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    • Thanks mom! Everyone loved it! One of the kids said it was the best frosting! πŸ™‚ Made me happy! Frosting brownies makes them all the more yummy!

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