Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Coconut Streusel Brownies


Streusel topping on brownies.....brilliant!  Plus I can slip this under the coffee cake heading in a pinch and have them for breakfast.  Brownies for breakfast!  It makes me giddy just thinking about it.  ;)  Can a day go wrong if you start it off with these treats?


Coconut Streusel Brownies

Streusel Topping:
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix together flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles crumbs.  Set aside.

Coconut Brownies:
1 cup butter
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs, beaten lightly
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1 tsp baking powder

Melt together butter and chocolate in the microwave, stirring often, until mixture is smooth. Stir in sugar.  Slowly beat in eggs and vanilla.  Fold in flour, baking powder, and coconut.  Pour half of the batter into a greased 8x8 pan.  Sprinkle half of the streusel mixture over the batter.  Pour the other half of the brownie batter into the pan.  Top with remaining half of the streusel.  Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes, or until brownies are done.  Cool before slicing.


The streusel in the middle of the brownie blended in....so it's not really noticeable.  Next time I think I'll skip putting it in the middle.  These brownies are incredibly thick.  The recipe would lend itself to a 9x13 pan for smaller servings.

41 comments:

  1. that's such a good idea!! streusel is my favorite but usually I don't like the dry cake underneath. Brilliant idea to replace it with brownie. And I love disguising desserts as breakfast!

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  2. Brownies for breakfast!!?!? Count. Me. IN! :D

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  3. I love brownies in any form. Adding coconut? Over the top good.

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  4. Wow! Brownies with coconut streusel, this is a irresistible combination

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  5. I agree with the rest...this is an awesome idea!!! YUMMMM!

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  6. Brownies for breakfast is brilliant!!! These look soo good!

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  7. Great idea, I would like one sent to me to taste. However, I know that there is probably not any left by now. Simply delicious!

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  8. Ooooo, yummy. Yes, I think streusel topping on brownies is inspired!

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  9. Brownies for breakfast, I am sold!!

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  10. Just discovered your blog and your recipes look gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you'll make next - I'm your newest follower!

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  11. Ha very cool adding streusel topping to brownies. What else will it appear on? Breakfast just got more attractive.

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  12. YUMMY!!! That would be a great sugar hit to get you going in the morning!

    Delicious!

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  13. Brownies for breakfast sounds like my kind of way to start the day :)

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  14. LOL, I like the way you think! Perfect breakfast food :)

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  15. Yum! Chocolate and coconut... you are speaking my language. I certainly would enjoy these for breakfast, lunch or dinner. : )

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  16. I never thought about adding coconut to my brownies, they look delicious. I added fresh cherries to my brownies yesterday. Also a great combo.

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  17. I can just imagine the smiles around the table if I served brownies for breakfast! What a yummy treat.

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  18. whoaaaahhh... it is great!!! love coconut and chocolate combination here.. thx for sharing ^,^

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  19. I think once in a while it's good to start with some sweet treat ;) They look delicious ..

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  20. I can imagine that coconut in brownies is delicious. This totally looks like breakfast food to me!

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  21. Brilliant is right!! Those look like such a great brownie treat

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  22. Yummy! Of course you can have cake for breakfast, get the song from YouTube or from my blog :-) Love the toping with coconut could be eating these all day.

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  23. I have been craving brownies. Have been resisting brownies. Not sure I can hold out much longer NOW!

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  24. These would make even the bluest day straighten up and fly right. You have a winner with these.

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  25. Another great chocolaty recipe! Coconut and chocolate.. Yum!

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  26. Oh, coconut streusel...ridiculous! I totally want one. Or three. Seriously, these look totally addicting. YUM!

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  27. Your brownies look wonderful. I love the topping.

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  28. Lol, like we need an excuse to have brownies for breakfast? Still, these would be AMAZING. Yum!

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  29. What a fabulous idea. They really look delicious and they wouldn't last long in my kitchen. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  30. WOW. I want to make these right now. Great creation!

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  31. Wow, you combined all of my favorite things into one brownie-- chocolate, streusel, and coconut! These look amazing!

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  32. Oh how I love your sweet ideas.

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  33. I never had coconut brownies before. Yours look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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  34. Wow, I love brownies enough as is. But with coconut? Even better!! :)

    Sues

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  35. I love streusel on cakes and muffins but on brownies is an incredible idea! These look amazing. :) I wish I had a dozen of them!

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  36. Gorgeous!! I love brownies anytime :)

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  37. Oh my gosh! Look at these!!! Amazing!!!

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  38. These are ridonkulous! I'm drooling and the tummy's grumbling even after I've had a full dinner! Good job!

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