Healthy Fudge Banana Brownie

 

Are You A Brownie Lover?

Healthy Fudge Brownie Recipe by Baraa El Sabbagh, dietician, sports nutritionist, personal trainer, dubai

I bet you are! Brownies are just one of those desserts that you bake when you’re going through a bad day or you have a really strong chocolate craving because let’s face it, there’s just something about a brownie that feels a little healing and lifts the spirit. Haven't you wanted to tuck into something sweet ever since it started raining in Dubai? This cold weather calls for these brownies!

BUT the problem with the old fashioned brownie recipes is the amount of refined sugar and butter in them. So I set out to make brownies that would be healthy, made with GOOD-FOR-YOU ingredients and would still hit the spot!

Get ready, because you are about to be introduced to a recipe for easy and amazing healthy fudge-y banana brownies! (because when you have some ripe bananas you gotta use them, am I right?)

By the way, for more easy, delicious, and healthy recipes, you're going to love everything on our Super Recipes Book! It's filled with both sweet and savory dishes that are healthy. You can get the book downloaded to your phone or order a hardcover on my website or on Amazon!

So, back to the brownies. To recap: they taste heavenly, have that melt in your mouth gooeyness, contain nutritious ingredients and will feed your soul. What you waiting for?

This recipe can easily be made to suit vegans or vegetarians, check the note below for the necessary modifications. 

All you need is two bowls and you are good to go. Let's get started with this healthy recipe! 

Healthy Fudge-y Banana Brownies

Serving: 9-12 Healthy Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour (or grind 1 cup old fashioned oats in a processor)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup mashed extra ripe bananas, about 2 large ones
  • 1/2 cup low fat yogurt
  • 7 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp skim milk
  • 3 tbsp semi-sweet mini chocolate chips; divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Vegetarian/Vegan Note: To make the healthy brownies vegetarian, substitute the milk and yogurt with a non-dairy source (coconut/hazelnut/almond milk alternatives), and the egg with a flax egg.

Instructions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the oats, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder & salt
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the oil, egg, and mashed banana
  4. Mix in the yogurt until no lumps are remaining
  5. Then mix in the sweetener and milk
  6. Add wet ingredients to dry ones and stir until well incorporated
  7. Fold in 2 tbsp of the chocolate chips and all the walnuts
  8. Spread mixture into a greased 8x8 pan, and sprinkle the remaining tbsp of chocolate chips on top
  9. Bake for about 35-40 minutes
  10. Take it out and let cool before cutting

healthy fudge brownie recipe by baraa el sabbagh dietitian and personal trainer in dubai healthy fudge brownie recipe by baraa el sabbagh dietitian and personal trainer in dubai

Enjoy these healthy fudge brownies that are lower in calories and saturated fats than your typical brownie recipe. They're also rich in fibers, potassium, protein, omega-3 and chocolate, which will easily elevate your mood!

This is a guest post by Nelly Osman, nutritionist, you can find her on Instagram @nutritionally.stripped. I tried her healthy brownie recipe yesterday morning and it was so moist, delicious and definitely satisfies that chocolate craving.

Share your pictures of these delectable brownies with us on Instagram by tagging Nelly and me @baraaelsabbagh

 

 

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