Healthy Fudgy Brownies (With a Secret Ingredient!) - These delicious brownies are made healthier with a secret addition that lowers the fat and adds a serious fudge factor!
Well, hello! It's been a hot eon since I've shown myself.
I'm still working on my health, which leaves less time for my poor, neglected blog, but it's quality, not quantity, right?
Today's recipe is actually update of one of the first recipes ever posted on this blog.
One of my biggest gripes when making a brownie recipe is an unrealistic serving size.
Who eats 1/16 of an 8 x 8 pan of brownies??! I probably eat a third of the pan when I make a batch of brownies, so carbs, fat, and calories become a bit more important!
This recipe is special in that they have far less added oil, and, subsequently, calories, thanks in large part to a secret addition!
These delicious treats are fudgy and soft, not cake-like in any way. They have a richness that belies their low fat content, and literally melt in your mouth!
What makes these so darn fudgy??...
Baby food prune puree, to be exact.
I know it's a random ingredient, but I find them at a regular grocery store (in the baby food aisle), and Amazon also sells baby food prunes!
Please enjoy the following video tutorial showing you just how to make them!
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Healthy Fudgy Brownies
- ½ cup oat flour
- 5 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp carob powder (or another tablespoon of cocoa powder)
- ¼ cup coconut sugar (or another natural granulated sugar)
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds ground into flour
- ½ cup prune puree (I use a baby food jar)
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp oil (grapeseed or coconut both work well)
- 2 Tbsp water
- ¼ cup chopped dark chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk the dry ingredients (oat flour, cocoa, carob (if using), salt, baking soda, ground chia seeds, and sugar).
- Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl (liquid sweetener, vanilla, prune puree, oil, and water).
- Stir all of the ingredients together until thoroughly combined and there are no lumps. Stir in the chopped chocolate last (or sprinkle it atop the batter once you've poured it into the dish).
- Oil an 8 x 8 baking dish, and pour the batter into the dish.
- Bake the brownies for 20-23 minutes (they should feel fairly firm if you press lightly on the top of them).
- Allow them to cool (they will firm up more during this time as well).