Gooey Toasted-Coconut Chocolate Brownies are gluten-free, delicious, and simple to make with calcium-rich tahini.
This is the chocolate brownie recipe for those times where you want something super sweet and a little savory.
Tahini, which is made from ground sesame seeds, is rich in calcium, healthy fats, and plant-based protein. Along with being a nutrient-dense option to add to a brownie recipe, it’s a bit earthy creating a savory-sweet combination.
If you don’t enjoy tahini or just ran out, you can easily replace it with any other seed or nut butter you have stocked in the pantry.
A couple other additions to this chocolate brownie recipe are to add chopped walnuts, pecans, or dark chocolate chips to add a little texture.
Tahini, which is made from sesame seeds, is incredibly rich in calcium. Sesame seeds are great sources of magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, molybdenum, and selenium.
Copper has been shown to help relieve inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Other minerals found in sesame seeds such as magnesium, calcium, and zinc have been shown to help with colon cancer, prevent migraine headaches, PMS, reduce bone loss and support general bone health, support respiratory and heart health and reduce cholesterol!
We can thank the cashews for a nice boost of healthy fats. Fats provide our body with a layer of protection, insulating our organs and keeping our core body temperature normal.
Healthy fats help our body digest fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K to keep our brains, cells, hormones, tissues, hair, skin, and nails healthy, and provide the structural component to many cell membranes which are essential for cellular development.