Healthy Brownie Recipe

You may be noticing a trend here. I scout out healthy versions of my favourite treats: cookies, muffins and now brownies.

I rarely eat brownies because they pack a big calorie punch and are high in fat & refined sugar. The problem is; I really like brownies. They are so good when warmed up with some frozen yogurt on top. Well, I found a great healthy brownie recipe that will let you have your brownie, and eat it too. The ingredients are simple, and I even made my own egg.

I adapted the recipe from (never home) maker, and they are so good!

Healthy Brownies


½ cup of whole wheat flour
2/3 cup of cocoa powder
1/3 cup of rolled oats
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt

2 tbsp grapeseed or coconut oil
½ cup of maple syrup
3 ripe bananas mashed
1 flax egg (instructions below) or one regular egg
1 ½ tsp of vanilla extract
½ cup of dark chocolate chips
½ cup of unsweetened coconut (no sulphites)

Spray an 8 inch pan with coconut oil cooking spray or use melted coconut oil and brush on.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F


To make your flax egg: combine 1 tbsp of ground flax seed with 3 tbsp of water. Put in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well, and set aside to cool (its ok if still warm when you add it in)

In a large bowl, mix together all your dry ingredients: ww flour, cocoa powder, oats, baking powder & salt. Set aside.

In a small bowl, mash your bananas with a fork. Stir in the rest of your wet ingredients: oil, maple syrup, flax egg and vanilla. Mix until combined.

Pour your wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir well. When everything is combined, stir in your chocolate chips & coconut. The batter will appear really wet, but that’s how it’s supposed to be.

Pop them in the oven on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes. I stuck a toothpick in the centre after 20 minutes (our oven is really hot), and it came out wet, but the top was cooked. Don’t worry – just let them sit in the pan out of the oven until cool and they will be perfect.

I would recommend eating one warm out of the oven, and top with a scoop or 2 of frozen yogurt. Or, eat them cold right out of the fridge – they taste like truffles or fudge…sooo good.

Note: they freeze really well. Once mine were cooled, I cut them into small squares and put them in a zip-lock freezer bag. They defrost well in the microwave or fridge.

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5 Responses to Healthy Brownie Recipe

  1. Chelsea August 23, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    I can’t wait to try this…. you know how much I love brownies 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ela February 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    My fam said these are the best healthy brownies they’ve tried and that they taste just as good as the bad-for-you ones! Delish!

    • Lauren February 27, 2012 at 5:55 am #

      That’s great to hear! It’s not always easy getting kids to eat healthy, but I’m glad they like the healthy brownies – so much better than the alternative that is loaded with sugar, butter & white flour. Keep it up!


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