Skinny Brownies

Yield: 16 brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 1 hour 5 minutes

These ultra chocolaty Skinny Brownies are 100% whole wheat and are made with no butter or processed sugar! You'll love this fabulous guilt-free dessert. Last Friday I posted The Ultimate...

14 Responses to “Skinny Brownies”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — April 21, 2014 at 3:44 am

    I love how honest you are with the “nothing will ever replace a traditional brownie” I hate when people claim skinny desserts are the best, as we know they aren’t πŸ˜‰ But these definitely look like they would satisfy a chocolate craving while keeping me in my skinny jeans! Pinned!

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    Diane @ Vintage Zest — April 21, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Definitely pinning and keeping these on the back burner… Oh wait, I have all the ingredients in the pantry right now, so it’s on the list for today’s dessert! πŸ™‚

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    Gaby — April 21, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Love that you added maple syrup, sounds wonderful!

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    fitfoodiele — April 21, 2014 at 10:47 am

    i can totally relate- when you start to subtract and/or sub ingredients things can get tricky. i like to keep things on the healthy side in my kitchen too but i LOOOOOVE dessert so i am totally trying your recipe! thanks for sharing.

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    Jaclyn — April 21, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I need these in my life! I’ve definitely got to try these out!

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    Baby June — April 22, 2014 at 4:46 am

    Mmmm, these looks good. If they’re healthy they’re suitable for breakfast right? πŸ™‚

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    Janine Bloom — April 5, 2015 at 4:23 am

    I made these a few days ago and they are absolutely delicious!!! When my kids tried them they fell in love with them! And they couldn’t tell that they made without sugar and with whole grain flour!!! I love it so much… that I am making a double batch this morning for Easter with the family!!!

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      Tessa — April 7, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Wonderful!! Hope you had a happy Easter.

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    Ashley — December 28, 2015 at 8:43 am

    If I wanted put butter back in these instead of the applesauce/coconut oil combo, do you know how much butter I should use?

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    Janice — March 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Hi! I was looking for a cakey brownie recipe and seems yours is just the right one!
    may i ask:
    1) can i use all purpose flour instead of whole wheat?
    2) what can i use to substitute the applesauce?
    3) what can i use to substitute organic virgin coconut oil?
    thanks a lot!

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      Tessa — March 31, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Hi Janice! I’m sorry to say that three substitutions in one recipe would likely yield very different results. Yes, you can definitely use all purpose instead of whole wheat flour. Beyond that I would recommend sticking with the recipe as I’ve written it. You may find my Ultimate Brownie Guide useful:

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    Ashley — July 30, 2016 at 3:45 am

    Just wanna say this is probably my favorite healthy brownie recipe. I have them in the oven right now for the third or fourth time. This time I doubled it because it’s for a bridal shower, but kept the sweetener the same (I try to limit sweetener as much as possible). The reason I thought I could get away with doing that is because I swirled some homemade date syrup on top and sprinkled sea salt in for a “salted caramel” style brownie. I’m anxious to see how they turn out!! The batter was certainly tastey when I licked the bowl πŸ™‚

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      Tessa — July 31, 2016 at 9:32 am

      So glad to hear that, Ashley! Let us know how the date syrup works πŸ™‚

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    Christina — July 27, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Thank you for being so honest. I totally agree. My nutrition coach has given me some substitution suggestions. Even something as simple as replacing half of the all purpose flour with white whole wheat flour makes a slight difference in the taste. Since I had such great results with your other brownie recipe, I will for sure be trying this one!

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