Normally I’m not all that into healthy treats, but these Healthier Brownies are totally dreamy! Now you don’t have to feel like you have to resist the chocolate temptations. These are the perfect indulgence that you can feel fine about eating.
could have called these Healthier “Date” Brownies but then like 99% of you wouldn’t be wanting to try them right? So instead if we leave out the “date” and just think of them as a healthier brownie that tastes amazing and don’t focus on the dates in them then aren’t we all in :)?
I recently bought a date sweetened brownie at the store and loved it so I decided to do a homemade version.
- 1 cup + 2 Tbsp (110g) super fine almond flour (spoon and level to measure)
- 1/2 cup (43g) unsweetened cocoa powder (spoon and level)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup (170g) pitted Medjool dates (about 11)
- 1/4 cup (80g) honey
- 1/4 cup (60g) coconut oil, melted
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup (42g) mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 by 8 inch baking dish with coconut oil (you can also line with parchment if you want to be able to easily lift them from pan).
- Add almond flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, dates, honey, coconut oil and vanilla to a food processor.
- Process until well blended and dates have been finely ground down, about 1 minute.
- Add in one egg and pulse about 15 times (or as needed) to blend then repeat with second eggs. Stir in chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.
- Spread mixture evenly into prepared baking dish. Bake in preheated oven until brownies are set (a toothpick will still come out with crumbs), about 20 – 25 minutes.
- Let cool about 5 minutes before cutting and serving. Once cool store in an airtight container.
- If you want the optional chocolate syrup, in a microwave safe bowl heat 1 Tbsp coconut oil and 1 Tbsp honey in microwave until coconut oil is melted. Stir in cocoa. Let cool slightly for a thicker consistency.
*Recipe source: inspired by Bites for Foodies*