Healthy Chocolate Brownies: Prunes lend a fudgy texture to these dense dark chocolate brownies besides making these brownies uber healthy. Instead of using processed sugar and butter, these are made with the goodness of honey and extra virgin olive oil.
I love brownies. They are one of my favorite desserts. This recipe for healthy chocolate brownies, adapted from here, is a healthier version of the classic brownies.
I love my brownies to be fudgy and dense, and less cake like. And this recipe yields just that.
Prunes are basically plums that have been dried naturally in the sun without undergoing any fermentation process. Prunes are a great source of Vitamin A, iron and antioxidants, and thus are great for your skin and hair. Prunes also are a good source of potassium, helping in keeping blood pressure low and supporting bone health. 1 prune provides 3% of recommended daily fiber intake, thus are great for digestion. (source: food.ndtv.com).
Adding prunes to the classic brownies not only gives these healthy chocolate brownies a distinct taste, but you also get all the health benefits that prunes come with. By replacing the butter with extra virgin olive oil and processed sugar with honey- the classic brownie is made healthier with no compromise on taste.
If you are looking for a healthy chocolate brownie recipe, do give this a try. If you do try the recipe, please tag me in your creations on instagram, facebook or leave a comment here. Have a great Sunday!
When I was working on The Pink CakeBox, my home based baking venture, I got a request for a brownie cake. An eggless brownie cake. I have a great brownie recipe and I have made it several times but that is one with eggs. I also have a great eggless chocolate cake recipe, but the person who wanted the cake was very specific she wanted it more like a brownie, less like a cake.
I had never made eggless brownies before, let alone a brownie cake. Since I had a bit of time I started looking for recipes. I was looking for something which would be a cross between a brownie and cake. Cake-like to be eaten with ganache, yet fudge like a brownie. I found a recipe, tried it, it was a failure. I made some variations and tried again, the cake failed this time too. By this time I had started panicking and didn’t know what I would do if I can’t get the recipe right. Thankfully third time’s a charm and I got the perfect eggless brownie cake- slightly gooey, chocolatey, fudgy- just about everything I want in a brownie but still leaning towards a cake. The client loved the cake, and I got an eggless recipe for a brownie cake now in my repertoire.
I am going through all my tried and tested recipes from my TPC days. These recipes went through a number of trials and every feedback was noted. I have decided to share the ones that I used most frequently and became a favorite with my customers here on the blog. I have previously shared my red velvet cake recipe.Today I am sharing my eggless brownie recipe.
Super fudgey, super chocolatey, super easy brownie recipe.
I am always in search of a good brownie recipe. I have been pretty happy with the Dorie Greenspan Brownie recipe I have posted eons back (excuse the photography in that post), and generally that’s the recipe I make when I crave for brownies. But when I come across a new brownie recipe, I have to pin or bookmark it, just so that I can compare it with the one I already use. Or maybe because I get an excuse to bake a brownie. Maybe.
I have tried a few recipes along the way- some were really good like An Edible Mosaic’s brownie recipe– fudgy and chewy, while some were super duper fudgey – still delicious but they leaned more towards a fudge than a brownie. Some I had yet to try and were lying in my boomkark folders or as pins on pinterest, waiting to be compared.
One of the brownie recipes I have had bookmarked for a while was Nick Malgieri’s Supernatural Brownies and the other day while I was trying out something else that needed a brownie in it, I decided to give the supernatural brownie recipe a go.
Four years back my mom had some brownies and every brownie that anybody ever bakes and she gets to eat, is for sure compared to those brownies she had four years back. And none have ever reached to that level of greatness. When I asked her how did this fare against those, she said these were as good if not better. Score!
Since she is my taste expert these days and getting a thumbs up from her (believe me she can be very critical of my baking and cooking), meant that this recipe had to be shared with you all today.