Healthy-ish Dark Chocolate Brownies

I’m not the biggest sweets person…but I LOVE a good brownie. These aren’t something I would recommend eating every single day but they are a healthier option for all of you chocolate lovers out there. These are also perfect for whipping up with your kiddos on the weekends. I subbed in oat flour, coconut sugar, dark chocolate + cacao for a superfood boost + healthy-ish version of this indulgent treat. The flax egg is of course optional.

Makes about 10 – 12 brownies

  • 160 grams of oat flour
  • 1 cup unsalted organic butter, 2 sticks
  • 1 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 flax eggs (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal w/ 3 tablespoons of water) OR 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup cacao powder
  • Nonstick cooking spray or oil, for greasing

Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Add the butter + dark chocolate chips to a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for a minute or two until melted, then let sit for 3 minutes before whisking together. Add coconut + brown sugars, vanilla, + salt. Whisk to combine. Whisk in flax eggs (or eggs) until fully combined. *Be sure to let the flax egg sit for at least 15 minutes before adding to the batter otherwise your brownies will be crumbly.

Add flour + cacao powder into the bowl + fold in with a spatula. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan (or pan of similar size) + spread the batter evenly in the pan. Bake for about 40 minutes (the brownies may still look loose until cooled). Let cool completely before cutting.


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