Clean Double-Fudge Brownies

Updated on May 19, 2018
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Victoria is a stay-at-home mom, author, blogger at Healthy at Home, and educator. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.

Clean Double Fudge Brownies
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We love brownies in our house, and there aren't too many ways to go wrong when making them. Brownies have to be the number one recipe on the internet next to chocolate chip cookies, but the ingredients are what is truly going to make these stand out from the others.

About 4 years ago, we went sugar free and dropped all processed foods from our diet one at a time. So desserts like cookies, brownies and pies were among the first items to be cut from our routine. It was sad, but once you learn the truth about what is truly in our regular everyday food items like white sugar and white flour, it's hard to ever look at food the same.

Honestly it was my first pregnancy that made me make that initial decision. I was diagnosed with something at the end of that pregnancy that could have been fatal to the small baby growing inside me due to the ingredients in the food I was eating, and I would have been considered a very healthy eater. I had to make some big changes and fast in order to spare his life.

The first thing I was told was no more refined sugar, refined flour or processed foods. It sounded crazy at first, and it was very, very hard to do, but it definitely nailed one thing down very clearly... what we eat is critically important to our health. But suffice to say, here we are over 5 years later, and no processed foods is a no-brainer. I don't miss it in the least, because I have discovered some amazing recipes like the one I'm sharing with you today.Let's get to it!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: About 9 large brownies.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup oats (blended)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 + 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8x8 square baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all of your dry ingredients except the oats.
  3. Blend the oats in a blender until powdered before adding them to your mixing bowl.
  4. I suggest melting the peanut butter and honey in a separate bowl together in the microwave for about 30 seconds first and then pour them into your mixing bowl.
  5. Then add vanilla, applesauce and the egg to your bowl, mixing in between.
  6. Finally, add in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  7. Pour the whole mixture into your prepared dish and spread evenly.
  8. Then top your brownies with the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.
  9. Pop them into the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  10. Pull out and let cool on the stove before cutting.
  11. When ready, pull your brownies out by the parchment paper and cut on the counter.
  12. Enjoy!
Step One: Get some good help to add all of your dry ingredients to a bowl.
Step One: Get some good help to add all of your dry ingredients to a bowl. | Source
Step Two: Grind up your oats in a blender until powdered.
Step Two: Grind up your oats in a blender until powdered. | Source
Step Three: Pour your oat flour into the mixing bowl.
Step Three: Pour your oat flour into the mixing bowl. | Source
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Step Four: Add in the peanut butter, honey, vanilla and applesauce, mixing in between.Step Five: Add in your eggs and mix all of your ingredients together.Step Six: Line your desired brownie baking dish with parchment paper. You'll see why in a little bit.Step Seven: Fold in the chocolate chips, leaving a handful for topping the brownies.Step Eight: Pour your brownie batter into the parchment paper lined dish and spread out evenly.Step Nine: Now top with that handful of chocolate chips you set aside.Step Ten: Pop your brownies in the oven for 45 minutes.Step Eleven: Let cool on the stove.Step Twelve: Pull out of your dish by the parchment paper and cut up. Enjoy!
Step Four: Add in the peanut butter, honey, vanilla and applesauce, mixing in between.
Step Four: Add in the peanut butter, honey, vanilla and applesauce, mixing in between.
Step Five: Add in your eggs and mix all of your ingredients together.
Step Five: Add in your eggs and mix all of your ingredients together.
Step Six: Line your desired brownie baking dish with parchment paper. You'll see why in a little bit.
Step Six: Line your desired brownie baking dish with parchment paper. You'll see why in a little bit.
Step Seven: Fold in the chocolate chips, leaving a handful for topping the brownies.
Step Seven: Fold in the chocolate chips, leaving a handful for topping the brownies.
Step Eight: Pour your brownie batter into the parchment paper lined dish and spread out evenly.
Step Eight: Pour your brownie batter into the parchment paper lined dish and spread out evenly.
Step Nine: Now top with that handful of chocolate chips you set aside.
Step Nine: Now top with that handful of chocolate chips you set aside.
Step Ten: Pop your brownies in the oven for 45 minutes.
Step Ten: Pop your brownies in the oven for 45 minutes.
Step Eleven: Let cool on the stove.
Step Eleven: Let cool on the stove.
Step Twelve: Pull out of your dish by the parchment paper and cut up. Enjoy!
Step Twelve: Pull out of your dish by the parchment paper and cut up. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 112
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 10 g3%
Sugar 6 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 62 mg21%
Sodium 30 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Clean Double Fudge Brownies
Clean Double Fudge Brownies | Source

Who says brownies have to be for dessert?! With this recipe, you won't have to worry about calories anymore because this yummy treat is good for you! Honey, peanut butter, eggs, applesauce.... yum!

There's nothing like a bowl of hot fudge brownies and vanilla ice cream either. By cooking clean eating recipes like this one for double fudge brownies, I never have to worry about what my family is eating and we don't have to avoid any particular kind of food. I can let my toddler eat these any time of day knowing that he's getting good ingredients.

Granted, this doesn't mean that we eat nothing but goodies around here all day long, but we could! Try out a few of my other great recipes to feed your family well, and if you find some less than healthy ingredients in your recipes, just substitute out for better ingredients. Coconut sugar for any kind of sugar, real butter for margarine, coconut oil for shortening and pink Himalayan salt for table salt and you'll have yourself a deliciously healthy treat.

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        Victoria Van Ness 

        2 months ago from Fountain, CO

        Oh, I'm so glad everyone enjoyed them! We love brownies in our house and this is one of our favorites!! I'll have to share a bunch of our other healthy dessert recipes, especially my healthy double fudge cookies!

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        Leah 

        2 months ago from New York

        Wow, what a great recipe. And I love your little kitchen helper! I've also made the choice to drop processed food and sugar, but love your clean twist on brownies, and look forward to trying this recipe!

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        Linda Crampton 

        3 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        I love any kind of brownies and am always happy to find a new recipe. I like the sound of yours. The brownies look delicious!

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 months ago from Central Florida

        Victoria, these look and sound delicious! When I was pregnant (many, many moons ago), I went on a baking binge. I always substituted applesauce for whatever fat the recipe called for. It made for a yummy treat and the fat was never missed. What's great about substituting applesauce, besides the health factor, is the measurement is the same as the original fat called for in the recipe: one cup shortening equals one cup applesauce.

        I'll be sure to check out your other recipes as well. Oh, and I love that this brownie recipe is extremely low in sodium. I've cut way back on my salt intake due to high blood pressure. The systolic (bottom) number is directly related to sodium levels in the body. It's amazing how much sodium is in just about everything on the market these days!

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        RTalloni 

        3 months ago from the short journey

        Oh yum. And not too sweet. Thanks!

      • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

        Victoria Van Ness 

        3 months ago from Fountain, CO

        thank you!

      • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

        Victoria Van Ness 

        3 months ago from Fountain, CO

        They were definitely delicious! Enjoy!

      • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

        Victoria Van Ness 

        3 months ago from Fountain, CO

        Thank you!

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        Lydia Workman 

        3 months ago from Canada

        Looks great!

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        Louise Powles 

        3 months ago from Norfolk, England

        My mouth is watering now. I'm definitely going to try this recipe, thankyou.

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