Double chocolate healthy brownies are a decadent fudgy and cakey brownie made with whole grains and sweetened with honey. These easy healthy chocolate brownies are made in the blender and combined with melted chocolate to make a delicious chocolate loaded dessert. Made with oat flour, these chocolate brownies are also gluten free. Follow my tips below to make this healthy dessert.
A Chocolate Dessert Classic Made Healthier
Desserts may be my love language… it is REALLY my husbands love language. I love a good sweet every now and then, but he loves to take the kids out for treats.
He also has a lot of self control (I’m not exactly sure what that is…) and can like walk past a dessert on the counter without eating it.
My brain can’t comprehend. Which is also why we tend to go out for treats rather than making them… they will all get eaten instantly if left unintended.
Brownies could be my favorite dessert. There is just something about them, YUM! I love them oh so much, but usually they are so full of sugar that they make my teeth hurt and give me a headache.
Since I’m not perfect eater and never want to be I will occasionally indulge in the real super sugary deliciousness of regular brownies. Can I just take a moment to encourage you all not to every hold food against you.
That used to be my life and thankfully I can eat without condemnation now. Condemnation surrounding food is no way to live. So allow yourself a cookie or your favorite dessert and don’t beat yourself up about it. Okay? Okay! Let’s move on to the recipe.
What makes these brownies healthier compared to regular brownies:
- Made with whole grain oats rather than refined flour which contain fiber and jammed pack with vitamins and minerals (maganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and more). This recipe is also gluten free if you use gluten free oats. Source
- They are made with real food ingredients and include minimal refined sugar (only if the chocolate chips include it). They are sweetened with honey instead.
- These brownies are made with real fat (butter or coconut oil) instead of overly processed vegetable oils (corn or canola).
- Chocolate is healthy…. obviously. And filled with antioxidants.
Tips for making healthy brownies:
- Line your pan with parchment paper for easy removal.
- Let them cool completely before slicing. They are much easier to handle.
- Add extra chocolate chips on top if you fancy.
- Don’t over-bake these.
- Not really a tip, but the first batch I made had 1/2 cup more oat flour and an extra egg. It was like a chocolate loaf. Still tasty, just not a brownie. Maybe that will become a separate recipe. hmmm.
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Tools you may need for this recipe:
Blender (I have this one and love the glass jar) or food processor, 8x10ish pan (I used the one found in this pack), small saucepan, measuring cups and spoons, parchment paper, and a silicon spatula (like these).
How do you make healthy brownies?
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Gather ingredients.
- In a small saucepan over low medium heat (or in a microwave safe bowl), add in chocolate chips, butter (or coconut oil), milk, and honey. Stir occasionally until melted. Then set aside when completely melted.
- Place parchment paper into 9×10 ish pan.
- Make oat flour by placing oatmeal into a blender or food processor and blend until it creates a fine powder.
- Add in baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder to oat flour and blend again until well mixed.
- Add in eggs and vanilla into the blender with oat flour and pulse a few times.
- Pour about half chocolate mixture in and pulse in the blender. Add the rest and pulse until completely combined.
- Pour into parchment lined baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
Love healthy chocolate desserts? Try some of our favorites!
- Vegan fudge is so ridiculously simple and decadent, even your non-vegan friends will love it.
- This Chocolate Whipped Cream is a staple at our house. My daughter asked for it all the time.
- Double Chocolate Chip Dairy Free Ice Cream is the perfect summer treat.
- Or try our favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (before we went gluten free).
- Or if you want the best ever healthy dessert ball try these Chocolate Coconut Cashew Bites.
Double Chocolate Healthy Brownies
This healthy dessert will become a family favorite. It stores will with a lid on the counter for up to 3 days… if they last that long.
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Double Chocolate Healthy Brownies
- 1.5 cups chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup oats ground into flour
- 1/4 cup milk of choice water would also work, but milk gives a much better consistency.
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather ingredients.
- In a small saucepan over low medium heat (or in a microwave safe bowl), add in chocolate chips, butter (or coconut oil), milk and honey. Stir occasionally until melted and set aside.
- While chocolate is melting, place parchment paper into 8x9 pan and make oat flour.
- To make oat flour place oatmeal into a blender or food processor and blend until it creates a fine powder.
- Add in baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder to oat flour and pulse a few times until well mixed.
- Add in eggs and vanilla into the blender with oat flour and pulse a few times. Pour about half chocolate mixture in and pulse in the blender.
- Add the rest of the chocolate and pulse until completely combined. Pour into parchment lined baking dish and bake for 40-50 minutes until toothpick just starts to come out clean. Don't over-bake.
- Allow to cool completely and slice.
What is your favorite chocolate loaded dessert?