These Dark Chocolate Brownies are fudgy and delicious, but they are also a guilt-free, clean eating dessert! No flour, oil, or refined sugar, and no weird beans or veggies!
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Okay, I know I get excited about a lot of recipes, but you guys! These are healthy, delicious, fudgy brownies – with only 130 calories each, and no flour, oil, or refined sugar! AND, no beans or weird veggies!
There’s nothing wrong with adding veggies or even beans to your food, but I just could never get past the black bean in brownies thing. Dessert is supposed to be dessert. And, these brownies are just that!
Sweet and delicious, but without even having to cheat! See…I told you they were exciting! 🙂
- ½ cup almond butter (or creamy natural peanut butter)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons unrefined coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon oat flour (oats that have been ground)
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup + ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Don't skip this step, or the brownies will be super hard to get out of the pan. Plus, with the parchment paper, you can just lift them right out and not have to clean the pan! 🙂
- Grind your oats in a blender or food processor (I use and love my Blendtec). Remember to measure the oat flour after grinding the oats.
- In a large bowl, beat together the almond butter, honey, coconut sugar, and vanilla.
- Mix in the applesauce until combined, and then beat in the egg until just combined.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Using a wooden spoon or spatula, gently mix the wet and dry ingredients together until just combined. Do not over-stir.
- Fold in ½ cup of the dark chocolate chips and then transfer the mixture into the lined 8x8 baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup dark chocolate chips over the mixture.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes or until light and puffy. If you under-bake just a little they will be softer and more chewy.
- Cut into 16 (2 inch) squares. Enjoy guilt free!
1. Organic Coconut Sugar: This is what I reach for when I need a granulated sweetener. It isn’t as sweet as refined white sugar, but is so much better for you and I love the flavor. This organic brand is awesome and you can get a big bag on Amazon for around $5.
2. Blendtec Blender: I know I keep saying it, but I love, love, love my Blendtec! Getting a powerful blender is definitely an investment, but I use mine at least once a day and I love knowing that the 7 year warranty is there. I actually burned the motor out on my first one and they replaced it no questions asked. I use mine for the usual smoothies and batters, but I also love it for grinding wheat into flour and of course making homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt! You can get one new at Costco or on Amazon for around $350, or you can get one refurbished with the original warranty for $280 from Blendtec right HERE.
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